National Alliance on Mental Illness
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Portrait of American Caregivers
According to a new report, Caregiving in the U.S. 2009, nearly one-third of the American adult population serves as a family caregiver. The study is based on interviews with 1,480 caregivers chosen at random and offers a national profile of people caring for adults, the elderly and children with special needs.
Notable findings include:
NAMI also has reported on the lived experiences of caregivers for loved ones living with mental illness in two survey reports, Depression: Gaps and Guideposts and Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs.