Year: 1982 Source: Schizophrenia Bulletin, v.8, no.4, (1982), p.617-619 SIEC No: 19842195

The practical consequences of deinstitutionalization upon the families of the mentally ill are discussed. Not only is adequate care frequently lacking for the ill family member, but the families of the mentally ill often find themselves alone in their caretaking roles. The growing importance of consumer-advocacy groups may be a harbinger of increasing cooperation among those concerned with the impact of schizophrenia on both affected individuals & their families.