We all want the ideal family. But “ideal” is rarely possible.

In reality, a family is a complex matrix of interlocked relationships, and any number of things can affect the way a family works:
  • The physical health of each member
  • The mental health of each member
  • The alcohol or drug use of any member
  • An addiction to gambling or other hobby
  • The age of its members
  • Emerging new roles of members
  • A change in economic status
  • A change in residence
  • A change in marital status
  • Issues arising from blended families
  • Parenting concerns for children
  • Death of a family member
  • Self-image and self-esteem issues
  • Communication or anger issues
  • Family dynamics/roles issues
  • A shared traumatic experience like a car accident, tornado, robbery, etc.
  • Emotional, physical, or sexual abuse

Gerard Community Mental Health Services can help heal family relationships and give you new tools to strengthen relationships. Call us today to make an appointment.

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