The lack of availability of psychiatric specialists led me to transform my practice from a regular outpatient clinic to a walk-in urgent care psychiatry clinic (www.sigmamhuc.com). Others are opening psychiatric emergency centers, or practicing telehealth so that even people in remote areas can consult with a specialist.
Puberty is a second chance. At puberty, diseases can abate and new abilities can spring up. And most impressively, puberty offers a second chance to the developing brain. Brains learn rapidly for a window of time beginning around puberty, changing disease disposition, especially in mental health.
Intervention is the process of bringing in a professional to push healing forward. Families hire interventionists when they are desperate for healing, and have exhausted their capacity to influence change with a sick loved one.
As a family member (or supportive other), you should educate yourself and become part of the team by managing the problems at home from your side.