How My Workbook Based on My Lived Experience Expertise Helped One Family
As a parent of someone living with serious mental illness, I found Katherine Ponte’s workbook invaluable. The number one goal for those who support loved ones with SMI needs to be to protect the relationship.

This workbook provides a wealth of opportunities for improving family outcomes by enhancing communication, based on the lived experience of people in recovery. In my family it opened up discussions about the loneliness and isolation of living with these diseases. It leads to simple and concrete solutions to everyday problems. Using the workbook and talking about it can reduce the mystery and secretiveness that often exists in families. It results in meaningful conversations and a better understanding for all members of the family. The workbook helps develop empathy and compassion for the individual facing the harsh realities of life with serious mental illness. It also helps that individual understand how to identify and communicate more clearly about their symptoms and their needs. Being understood is a critical piece of the mental health puzzle that this workbook brings to light. I highly recommend it, both for people living with mental illness and for those who love them.”

— John DeNatale
National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYC Board Member
and Family-to-Family Program facilitator

Firsthand knowledge and experience about consumers unmet needs amid the evolving treatment landscape. Providing insights from lived experience expertise to enhance patient treatment outcomes. Understanding patient perspectives when forecasting the impact of new treatment options. Appreciating how patients define recovery for themselves. I look forward to hearing from you.

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