Honoring Household Caregivers | SAMHSA

November has been designated because the Nationwide Household Caregivers Month to acknowledge and honor household caregivers throughout the nation.

An estimated 53 million (PDF | 2.5 MB) Individuals are caregivers for kids and adults with sickness and/or incapacity annually. Of those, roughly 13 million help adults with psychological well being situations and lots of extra help youngsters, in addition to these with substance use situations. Household caregivers are available all ages – together with youngsters caring for grownup relations – in addition to all ethnic and cultural backgrounds and socio-economic standing.

Households are invaluable in supporting the restoration and well-being of their family members who’ve psychological well being situations and/or substance use problems. This contains offering important social, materials, and emotional help in addition to serving to to navigate usually complicated service techniques. Offering caregiving help might be very difficult (PDF | 1.6 MB) for households and sometimes leads to monetary in addition to emotional hardships. Virtually three-fourths of household caregivers report excessive emotional stress with about half feeling alone. As household caregivers ourselves, we all know first-hand how each difficult and rewarding caring for a beloved one might be.

On the Substance Abuse and Psychological Well being Companies Administration (SAMHSA), we have a good time and help household caregivers for all they do. For thus many, household caregivers are the cornerstone and basis in serving to folks thrive and pursue restoration, resilience, and wellbeing.

To help household caregivers, SAMHSA has:

We additionally collaborate with our different federal companions to help caregivers. This contains working with the Administration for Neighborhood Residing (ACL) on the RAISE Household Caregiving Advisory Council which is charged with offering suggestions to the Secretary of the Division of Well being and Human Companies on efficient fashions of each household caregiving and help to household caregivers, in addition to enhancing coordination throughout federal authorities packages. Not too long ago, ACL launched the 2022 Nationwide Technique to Assist Household Caregivers that features almost 350 actions that federal companies will take within the close to time period to start to implement the technique and greater than 150 actions that others can take. You may submit your suggestions on the technique by November 20, 2022.

SAMHSA is proud to acknowledge and help household caregivers for the essential position they play in serving to to help restoration of their family members. Please take a second to thank household caregivers in your neighborhood immediately.


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