Abstract: When mental illness first strikes, family members may deny the person has a continuing illness. During the acute episode family members will be alarmed by what is happening to their loved one. When the episode is over and the family member returns home, everyone will feel a tremendous sense of relief. All involved want to put this painful time in the past and focus on the future. When a spouse falls mentally ill among many of its implications and consequences is the sense of loss of control over the situation. Although many goals are idiosyncratic, the ability to control one's life seems to be highly valued by most people. Mastery over one's life represents a key concern in some assessments of quality of life. The perception of the situation as one over which the individual has no control, however temporarily can be a cause of stress for the spouses involved. The present research “A study on coping style among family members of mentally ill” was an attempt to assess the level of coping styles among family members of mentally ill people.

Keywords: Mental Illness, Family, Copying

PDF | DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2021.8866

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