As a parent, it is never easy to witness your adult child struggle with serious mental illness. Watching them suffer from depression or anxiety can be difficult, especially when you are getting older yourself and may not have the same energy or strength that you once had in order to help them through their struggles. However, there are still many ways for you to provide support and care for your adult child with SMI.
Start by understanding your own limits. It is important to recognize when you are not able to take on additional responsibilities due to age or physical limitations. This may mean that you need to look into outside help, such as a mental health professional or Therapeutic Adult Skills Training Program if you are feeling overwhelmed.