News Center Maine, WABI cover Sporer’s research about children with mental illness

News Center Maine and WABI (Channel 5) reported that University of Maine sociology professor Karyn Sporer found that family members of children with severe mental illness and violent tendencies can employ three strategies to endure: Learn more about the illness and mental health system, join peer support groups, and find a silver lining or appreciate golden moments. “My advice really based on the research that I’ve done is to trust your instincts,” Sporer told WABI. “If you know that there’s something wrong, you need to keep advocating for yourself and for your family. One of the first things that people have done that they’ve found to be very helpful is finding a peer support group.” Medical Xpress printed the news release.