Guardianship is ideal for many people, such as minor children who are in need of an adult to take care of them and people who have become incapacitated due to age or for another reason. However, mental illness is another reason why some people are in need of guardianship, and we will explore a number of issues related to this topic. Whether you have an adult child who is struggling with a mental illness or someone else in your family is mentally ill, it might be a good idea for you to examine some of the potential benefits of guardianship.
There are a number of mental illnesses that people may struggle with, and some can leave an otherwise healthy adult unable to take care of themselves. We understand the amount of strain that this can place on a family, and it can be very difficult for some people to figure out how to handle this situation. Moreover, it can be incredibly emotional. Fortunately, guardianship is one option for many families, and this has helped some people who are struggling with a mental illness tremendously.
As with any other reason for establishing a guardianship, it is critical to make sure that you have found the right person to appoint. Guardians should be fully aware of the various responsibilities that they will be taking on and prepared for such a serious commitment. On the conservatorship and guardianship section of our site, you can read more material related to finding a guardian for someone with a mental illness.