Needs Assessment Project
Lead Investigator: Jill Cumby
One of the FORBOW research goals is to better understand the needs of people living with mental illness. We would like to learn from people who have life experience in this area. For example, what supports, services, information, and treatments did you need, but maybe not receive? Also, what things may have made daily life better and easier for you as an individual or family experiencing a mental illness? This information is especially important because we aim to create programs for parents and children affected by mental illness. Those programs will be most useful and successful with input from the people we are designing them for.
What to Expect
We will host two focus groups. One will be for parents who have a mental illness, and another will be for those who have grown up with a parent with mental illness. For people who may feel more comfortable speaking with an interviewer, we will offer personal interviews.