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Senior mother and daughter talking on the couch.

Why Family Health Mental History Matters

When learning about risk of cancer and other diseases, it’s helpful to gather a family history of mental challenges like alcoholism and depression.

Elizabeth and her father

Piecing Together My Family’s Mental Health History

After my father’s suicide, I learned an enormous amount about my family—and about myself.

Family therapy

The Many Ways Bipolar Disorder Affects Families

Mental illness takes a toll on the sick and those who care for them. Here are some ways to cope.