Creating Options for Family Recovery: A Provider's Guide to Promoting Parental Mental Health

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center



Document Type



Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology


Our goal is to help providers, working with adults living with mental illnesses who are parents, to promote recovery and resilience in all family members. Providers may be working in a traditional mental health setting, providing specialized services like supported employment or housing, or working together with parents in an intervention targeted specifically to meeting their needs, like Family Options. Promoting parents' mental health will have positive impact on all family members, especially their children. The resources in this guide are drawn from over 20 years of research and practice, and the lived experiences of parents, children and family members.


Citation: Nicholson, J., Wolf, T., Wilder, C. & Biebel, K. (2015). Creating options for family recovery: A provider’s guide to promoting parental mental health. Employment Options, Inc.