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After examining the fictional Gilbert Grape family structure, imagine you are assigned as their mental health worker. Utilize the SAMHSA website and locate some resources you could refer Gilbert’s family to. Also, what might be an effective treatment plan for Gilbert’s family? Explain your answer. If I was assigned to the Grape family as a mental health worker, I would need to make sure of one thing first; that I had knowledge of the entire story. When it comes to this family, it is important to understand the whole story, in order to know where to go in their therapy plan, or what you should recommend for them. There are also a lot of resources online that can be used or recommended to the Grape family to help them through their struggles. The father’s death and the mother’s depression are two very important details to know before you could start your recommendations. The first place I would recommend them to is the SAMHSA National Helpline. This is a confidential like that is free, with services in both English and Spanish. They are an information service that provides such to individuals and family members that are facing mental and/or substance use disorders (SAMHSA, 2020). This helpline provides referrals to local treatment

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