Framework for Family Support

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The family can play a positive role in developing and maintaining a person’s mental health. Given that one in four people experience a mental health challenge, and most families contain more than four people, all families should understand the process by which mental illnesses develop, and what they can do to help at each stage. This framework illustrates how in relation to some eating disorders, but the underlying principles apply to a wide range of mental health issues.