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Participate in NAMI Virginia’s Study on Family Experiences with Psychiatric Medication

In collaboration with NAMI Virginia, the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Social Work is conducting a research study of family members’ and caregivers’ attitudes and beliefs about their loved ones’ psychiatric medication. If you are a family member or caregiver of an individual with mental illness who takes psychiatric medication, you may be interested in participating in their online survey. Read on:

Are you a family member or caregiver of an individual with mental illness who takes psychiatric medication?  If so, you are invited and encouraged to participate in an Internet survey of the attitudes, beliefs and experiences of family members of people with mental illness related to psychiatric medication. The sincere hope is that the results of this research study will inform family members’ caregiving role, normalize their experiences, and empower them to understand and support the care and treatment of their loved one. The study could also shape the content of family education programs and support groups in our region, as well as help both families and mental health providers to be more responsive and compassionate in their work with our loved ones with mental illness and emotional challenges.

The research is being conducted by Dr. Kia J. Bentley of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Social Work. The survey is anonymous and completely voluntary. Complete results will be shared with NAMI members in the coming months. If you are family member of a child, adolescent, or adult with mental illness or serious emotional challenge and want to participate, please follow this link:  

Family Experiences with Psychiatric Medication

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser:

https://redcap.vcu.edu/surveys/?s=KMMH8TPXTC

 

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