A positive response is achievable if families of persons with mental illness take part in treatment after getting encouragement, support and relevant information on mental illness (Lloyd 2012, p. 76).
Mental illness is identifiable at its early stages, which is evident by the emergence of psychosis symptoms. Recognizing the psychosis symptoms at their onset is crucial in encouraging families to seek medical assistance. Conversely, families must have adequate information on how to detect the aforementioned symptoms at earlier stage. Key among effective guidelines to treatment is psychosocial mediation to inform families on the causal factors and treatment methods (Chui & Wilson 2009, p. 96). In addition, psychosocial education enlightens families on coping plans and community resources available for mental illness. Recovery from mental illness additionally needs a supportive family and the environment, which is social. Families can delimit their roles in instances of mental illness based on concepts of maturation, individualization, independence and maximal functioning.
Risk factors increase the chances of mental illness while protective factors minimize probabilities of its occurence. A correlation exists between these two factors and individual’s biology, personal attributes or the environment of interaction, and may provide a deeper understanding on recognizing symptoms at early stage (Watkins & Watkins 2009 p. 83). Carers can devote their time to enhance attentiveness in discharging their duties if they feel appreciated for their