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Mental Health Caretakers on KCUR

Psychologist Carolyn Pepper of UMKC Counseling Services was a guest

A mental health diagnosis for one person can inadvertantly affect their family members and caretakers, and lead to confusion, concern and guilt. One mother shares her experience in caring for her adult daughter, whose bipolar disorder and schizophrenia often manifested itself as violence and tension. Her suggestion to other caretakers is to seek support. "I can't help her before I can help myself," she says. Listen here.

  • Lori Mitchell, mother and caretaker of someone diagnosed as bipolar-schizophrenic
  • Carolyn Pepper, psychologist, UMKC Counseling Services
Published: Oct 28, 2019

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