Helping Loved Ones

Helping Loved Ones

Supporting Your Loved Ones
With Mental Illness

At Life Adjustment Team, we provide mental health support that goes beyond traditional care. We guide families through the fears and uncertainties of mental health challenges, emphasizing the importance of supporting loved ones, fostering growth, and building resilient communities. This guide offers practical advice, emotional support strategies, and valuable resources for those supporting loved ones with mental illness. Navigating these challenges requires empathy, understanding, effective communication, and access to helpful resources.

Navigating Mental Illness with Loved Ones

How to Approach Your Loved One

Approaching mental health topics with empathy is crucial in understanding and effectively supporting your loved ones. By acknowledging the emotional complexities they may be facing and educating yourself, you create a space for open and compassionate dialogue.

Choose the Right Time and Setting

Find a quiet and private space where you can talk without distractions. Choose a time when your loved one is likely to be receptive and not preoccupied.

Express Concern Gently

Begin the conversation by expressing your concern in a non-confrontational way. Use “I” statements to avoid sounding accusatory, such as “I’ve noticed you seem different lately, and I’m worried about you.”

Listen Actively

Allow your loved one to express their feelings without judgment. Practice active listening by maintaining eye contact, nodding, and providing verbal cues that you are engaged.


Avoid Making Assumptions

Mental health challenges are complex, and assumptions can be counterproductive. Instead of assuming the cause of their struggles, ask open-ended questions to understand their perspective.

Offer Emotional Support

Let your loved one know you are there for them and willing to provide support. Reassure them that seeking help is a sign of strength and that they are not alone in their journey.


Respect Boundaries

Recognize that not everyone may be ready to discuss their mental health openly. Respect their boundaries and be patient. Reassure them that you are available whenever they are ready to talk.


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Explore Our Mental Health Treatments

Discover a range of tailored mental health treatments designed to support your unique needs. Our programs focus on comprehensive care to help you achieve well-being and balance.


Our comprehensive programs provide support and effective strategies for individuals struggling with depression.

Anxiety Disorders

Our programs are meticulously crafted to offer assistance to individuals dealing with a variety of anxiety disorders.


We offer evidence-based therapies tailored to the unique needs of individuals with schizophrenia.

Social Phobias

Our specialized programs help individuals manage and overcome various social phobias.

Bipolar Disorder

We empower clients with bipolar disorder through personalized, evidence-based treatment plans.

Panic Disorders

Our treatment options include effective strategies for managing and alleviating panic disorders.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We provide tailored programs to support individuals in coping with and recovering from PTSD.


Structured therapies designed to assist individuals with various types of personality disorders.

Borderline Personality Disorder

Structured therapies designed to assist individuals with borderline personality disorder.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

We offer targeted treatment plans for effectively managing and reducing the impact of OCD on daily life.

Substance Abuse

Tailored programs to support individuals in overcoming and recovering from substance use disorders with our IOP program.

Mental Health

We offer specialized programs to help individuals manage co-occurring mental health disorders with our IOP program.

Empowering Long-Lasting Change

Over 45 Years of Leading Mental Illness Treatment

At Life Adjustment Team, we understand the unique challenges faced by families dealing with mental illnesses. That’s why we offer a range of services designed to provide support, guidance, and assistance to both individuals living with mental illness and their families.

Accredited and Certified Treatment

Life Adjustment Team is committed to excellence in mental healthcare, achieving accreditation from The Joint Commission and exceeding licensing standards. Our dedication to client success has also led to valuable affiliations with leading organizations.

Let Us Help You

At LAT, we provide top-notch, evidence-based care. With 45 years of success and a team with 160+ years of combined experience, we’ve helped thousands get their lives on track. Trust our outpatient treatment and rehabilitation. Schedule a meeting today and let us help you make the right treatment choices.

4551 Glencoe Avenue, Suite 255
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

The Life Adjustment Team provides effective in-home structure and support systems that empower patients to live stable, active and productive lives using evidence-based treatment concepts for successful rehabilitation and recovery.

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