Our team is comprised of family members who have loved ones of all ages with serious mental illness (SMI), serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or substance use disorders (SUD) as well as individuals who are in recovery themselves. This lived experience, combined with our collective decades of professional experience as researchers, practitioners, training and technical assistance providers, and leaders in family engagement, involvement, and support in SED/SMI/SUD prevention,
early intervention, treatment, and recovery, informs every aspect of our work.
Our partners have a rich history of developing family-friendly resources for those struggling with behavioral health and substance use disorders, including co-occurring SED/SMI/SUDs, overdose prevention, navigating the behavioral health system,
understanding parity laws, practicing self-care, and much more.