Last updated March 22, 2016  

Mental Health

Principal Investigators:

Jan S. Greenberg, Ph.D.
Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Marsha R. Mailick, Ph.D.
Waisman Center
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Purpose of the Study

We have three main reasons for conducting this study.

  1. To identify the long-term toll that schizophrenia takes on parental well-being and family life.
  2. To describe how families cope with the challenges of caring for an adult son or daughter with schizophrenia.
  3. To document the type of services needed to help parents plan for their son or daughter's future care.

Project Timelines:

  • Time 1 - January 2000 - May 2001
  • Time 2 - September 2001 - September 2002
  • Time 3 - March 2003 - December 2003
  • Time 4 - August 2005 - February 2006


We are very grateful to the various organizations who have supported this research. We
specifically thank:

  • National Institute of Mental Health
  • Milwaukee County Mental Health Division
  • National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) Wisconsin and its local affiliates
  • State of Wisconsin Bureau of Community Mental Health
  • Statewide Community Support Programs
  • Wisconsin Psychiatric Association

Family Reports

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