Statistics show that caregivers have higher levels of depression than non-caregivers. And women caregivers are more susceptible to increased stress, anxiety, exhaustion, depression, and poor physical health. More than one-third of caregivers provide continuing care to others even while in poor health themselves.
All of this can sound pretty grim. But there is light at the end of this tunnel. NAMI Franklin County can help. We have classes for caregivers and for your loved ones. Classes that can help you both learn how to adapt and live with this new family reality. Check our website for classes and support group or give us a call. www.namifranklincounty.org or call is at 614-501-6264.