As of January 18, 2023, Grant Blackford Mental Health and Family Services Society have merged to become Radiant Health. Read More. 

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I’m Not Ready!

I had the privilege of hosting my parents for a few days last week.

What this means is that he is fully aware that he is “losing it.”  I can only imagine what it is like for him to drift away.  The once competent, outgoing, sometimes critical, and always fun loving man I grew up with is slowing slipping away.  I’m a Daddy’s Girl–this is the man I was driven to please my entire life.  I worked hard to hear the words, “I’m proud of you.”  I named my son, William, after him as a tribute to the kind, gentle, smart, and generous man who raised me.  Selfishly, I’m not ready to lose my father while he’s still alive.  And I’m definitely not ready for him to lose me—all of our silly memories; the joyful look he gets in his eye when I enter the room; the pleasure he gets from our nearly daily conversations over the phone.

As I watch from a distance—my parents and I live nearly 1000 miles away from one another—I see my mother forced incrementally into the role of caregiver for the man who is the love of her life and who at one time was the leader of our family.  He’s not the same.  I watch Mom waffle between compassion and frustration as Dad tells her the same thing or asks her the same question for the fifth or seventh time.  She’s tired.  She’s worried.  She’s scared.  She’s also fiercely strong and capable.

At some point, the caregiving will become too much and decisions will need to be made about what services are needed to best care for BOTH of my parents.  Mom told me this weekend that she and Dad “have agreed to take care of each other as long as they are physically and emotionally capable to do so.” There is comfort in her recognition that at some point, it may be too emotionally challenging to provide the care needed.

At Radiant Health, we recognize the serious challenges faced by caregivers.  Caregiver Fatigue can lead to depression and, in extreme cases, to physical abuse of the person needing care.  If you are a caregiver, like my mom, don’t be afraid to recognize the need for emotional support.  Call Radiant Health today at 765-662-9971 for an appointment.

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We're Radiant Health.

On January 19th, 2023 Grant Blackford Mental Health, Inc. and Family Service Society, Inc. merged to create a bigger, better, and brighter mental health organization called Radiant Health.

We’re excited for you to meet the new us, and to get a chance to help work together on the new you.

How we help.

When you’re in the middle of it, addiction can feel like a dead-end road. We know for certain that it isn’t. Just like any mental health challenge, addiction is an obstacle on our path. And, with some innovation and hardwork, we can work our way around it. On the other side of that obstacle is a bright future with healthy relationships, purpose-driven life, and a profound joy that’s been missing for all too long.

What do we mean?

Like so many things, mental health is passed down through families. Through behaviors, mirroring, and conditioning, we learn so much of what we know from those closest to us. Oftentimes that’s for the better, sometimes it’s not. At Radiant Health, we’re here to help ensure that your family makes purpose and joy as hereditary as any trait you might pass down to future generations. With a bit of hard word, together, we can make joy run in your family. 

What is Better?

Better ≠ perfect. Better means a path of continuous improvement; of evolution. When we focus on getting 1% better, 1% brighter every single day., we’re able to see the joy in the moment, while feeling the pride that comes with taking the reins over your life and working hard on yourself.  Here at Radiant, to focus on your future, we move towards it one achievable step at a time. 

What is Better Care?

When we talk about “brighter, better care” through our specialized services it boils down to 3 simple ideas. First, better care is safer care. Our facilities and staff are trained and equipped to offer safe, secure facilities during any stay. Second, better care is a respect for dignity. We believe in the dignity of every human being and we treat each person with the same level of respect. Finally, better care is the pursuit of purpose. Our treatment is designed with the firm belief that every person has purpose and, through it, finds joy.

What to Expect?

At Radiant Health you can expect a warmth and cheer that are rare in the mental health space. We believe firmly that the commitment to mental health is a commitment to finding purpose, but also discovering joy in the pursuit of it. Walking through our doors is a simple and transparent process. You’ll begin with an initial consultation with our expert staff, developing a blueprint, and taking that first step towards incremental improvement.