Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for Couples and Adult Families: Information, Education, Therapy for Relationship Difficulties

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Resources for Families

Information about Families and Mental Illness

Related Links:



ADD and Romance: Finding Fulfillment in Love, sex and Relationships. Halverstadt, Jonathan. NY: Taylor publishing.1998.

Bipolar disorder
The Bipolar Survival Guide. David Miklowitz Guilford: NY 2002.


Surviving Schizophrenia: A Manual for Families, Patients, and Providers by E. Fuller Torrey. Harper/Collins 2006.

Mental Illness Acceptance

I am not sick I don’t need help! How to help someone with mental illness accept treatment. Amador, Xavier. Vida Press: NY. 2007.

Parenting and Depression

Out of the Darkened Room. When a Parent is Depressed: Protecting the Children and Strengthening the Family. William Beardslee. Little, Brown 2002.


Resources for Families in conflict or transition


  • Making Adult Stepfamilies Work. Strategies for the Whole Family When a Parent Marries Later in Life. Grace Gabe and Jean Lipman-Blumen. St Martins Press NY 2004.

For adults and their parents

  • You Can Go Home Again: Reconnecting with your family. Monica McGoldrick. Norton. 1995.
  • Making Peace with Your Adult Children. Shauna Smith. Harper Perennial 1991.
  • A Family Genogram Workbook. Isreael Galindo, Elaine Boomer, Don Reagan. 2006.


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