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The Difference Between Helping and Enabling Your Loved One

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Clark Art Institute

225 South Street

Williamstown, MA 01267

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If you are a parent or caregiver who is worried that your family member with mental health conditions isn’t ready to accept their diagnoses and are not med compliant, there are resources in which to learn and better understand how to support your loved ones in their time of need. This panel discussion will focus on how to strategize support rather than enabling your loved one. The one thing that all enablers have in common is this; they love someone who is out of control and they find themselves taking more responsibility for the actions of that person than the person Is taking for themselves. Self-described enablers in therapy have said, “If I kicked him out, he would be homeless. He’s so irresponsible with money, he could never make it on his own. What else am I supposed to do?” When you stop enabling, this does not mean that you stop loving the person. It does not even mean that you cannot help him or her. Join us on:

The panelists are:

* Dr. Andrew Gerber, Austen Riggs Center

* Judge Mark Pasquariello

* Jack Pepek, DMH Attorney

* Meg Czaja, Social Worker at Austen Riggs Center

* Kate Fitzpatrick, NAMI Family Member

Chris Haley, Area Director of DMH, will moderate the event. Light refreshments will be provided.

Please register by Monday, November 27. Any questions, please call Brenda at 413-443-1666 or email namibc@namibc.org.

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