Family Counseling Center
Counseling, Support, Information and Guidance
At the MILAM Family Counseling Center, we work with families that are coping with the mental health challenges of a family member.
Our services are sponsored and supervised by the Israeli Ministry of Health, and administered by Enosh, The Israeli Mental Health Association. Programs are provided at no cost, regardless of eligibility for “Sal Shikum,” or Bituach Leumi.
Why Approach a MILAM Center?
Coping with a mental health crisis in the family is a challenging experience that triggers worry, confusion, shame, sadness and powerlessness. During a crisis, family members often withdraw from relatives or friends who could support them, further increasing their sense of loneliness and isolation. It is during these moments of crisis that families most need support.
It is important for families to know that they are not alone!
MILAM offers support and counseling from mental health professionals with expertise in both family therapy, and mental health. At our counseling center, families receive valuable information, and learn important coping skills. In addition, family members have opportunities to meet other families coping with similar situations. In this way, families support one another and learn from each other’s experiences.
Families can learn about:
- Community Residential Services
- Social and Leisure Activities
- Family Counseling
- Recreational Programs
- Health Promotion and Sports Activities
- Conferences on Mental Health
- Access to Rights
MILAM services include:
Individual Therapy-- builds the family’s capacity to support their loved coping with a mental health condition, understand their illness, evaluate their needs and identify community resources.
House Calls -- when needed.
Peer-led Support -- offers insight from the knowledge and life experience of other family members, who are themselves coping with mental health challenges in their own families.
Support Groups -- facilitated by mental health professionals for various target groups, including parents, spouses, siblings, or children of parents with mental illness. In addition to support, sharing information and resources, group members learn techniques, strategies and useful coping skills.
Self-Help Groups --advanced peer support groups led by, and for, families and caregivers.
Legal Counseling -- on issues regarding family law, legal capacity and guardianship, inheritance, wills, and debt management.
Caregivers Education -- webinars, workshops, lectures, seminars and conferences, that increase overall knowledge on mental health topics, and enhance family empowerment and resilience.
Advocacy and Accessing Rights -- ensures that people living with a mental health disability, their families and caregivers gain access to national/local support and services for attaining rights and entitlements.
Workshops for Mental Health Professionals on mental health topics for purposes of continuing education in the mental health/psycho-therapy community.
Enosh Information Center: