Psychiatr Serv 2021 Jul 20:appips201900267. Epub 2021 Jul 20.
Department of Psychiatry, National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bengaluru, India (Sivakumar, Philip, Chandra); Department of Psychiatry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhopal, India (Jain); Semel Institute on Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, and VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at West Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Glynn).
Although recent advances in early treatment of people with serious mental illness have brought new hope to family members, parents of service users are still often left to worry about their loved one's future care. Without judicious planning, a parent''s death can be a catastrophic event that leaves an adult with serious mental illness without supports. This Open Forum emphasizes the benefits of mental health professionals being proactive and helping families and service users address concerns with future care planning. Read More