Family is one of the most important institutions we have in our society. Our interaction with our family members places a crutial role in our wellbeing. Any illness affects not only the individual but all family members as well.
Psychoeducation is the method of offering education and information to those seeking or receiving mental health care, such as individuals with mental distress, life threatening or terminal illnesses, and their families. It is beneficial for both caregivers and clients.
The advantage of psychoeducation is that it often leads to increased compliance with treatment regimens. People who have been diagnosed with a mental health problem are more likely to see their disabilities as treatable conditions rather than shameful diagnoses because they understand what the diagnosis means. Involvement of family members in psychoeducation will increase compliance and ensure that an individual with mental health issues receives sufficient care while receiving treatment.