Family members who are trying to support their loved one are often overburdened with stress, and health issues. Research has shown that families who receive family psychosocial education and support can have a dramatic impact on recovery outcomes and their family’s overall well-being. Family psychoeducation is not common. Families Healing Together (FHT) is an online family mental health recovery program that was developed to address this critical gap in family mental health care services. Using an exploratory case study methodology to understand how the program’s philosophy and practice impacts the program’s participants as well as how the participants perceive the benefits and limitations of the program. Findings suggest that the strengths of the program lie in the individual customization of the program to the consumer as well as the underlying message of hope of the program.
Family Recovery, Mental Health, Case Study, Thematic Analysis, Qualitative Research
I would like to thank the staff of Practice Recovery for their time and willingness to participate in this research.
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Estrada, S. (2016). Families Healing Together: Exploring a Family Recovery Online Course. The Qualitative Report, 21(7), 1216-1231. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss7/3