Do you feel shut out by the mental health system and your loved one struggling with mental illness?

Do you live your life in tiny, worrisome, increments because of a loved one with mental health or addiction issues?

Do you want to regain a sense of control and calm over your life in spite of living with a loved one with mental illness or addiction issues?

Do you want a guide to help you make the right choices that will give you a sense of control and stability in your family again?


I help parents feeling frustrated and worried about their kids’ mental health and/or addiction issues sleep better at night.

Mental Illnesses create a family dynamic that is best described as VUCA.

 You are Living in a VUCA world!
(Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous)

How often do you get to feeling inept or that you are a “big let down” as a parent? There is guilt there. There is a sense of failure.

Do you waken every day into a Nightmare? You are climbing a hill of sand that keeps slipping under you.

Are you scared and frustrated? The day is chaotic – constantly putting out fires and worrying where the next one will crop up.

Do you long for a feeling that you are doing your best – doing all you can for your loved one?


This program is designed specifically to help families control the chaos that is brought on by complex mental health issues.

This six week program will teach you to
BE Proactive.
BE Proficient.
CHANGE your Lives!

Do you want to feel a sense of control over many moving parts?
Do you want to better understand a system that is overwhelming and complex?
Do you, at the very least, seek consistency and a base from which to work?
Do you seek  “normalcy?”

You will be equipped to GO BEYOND THE STATUS QUO.
Family Empowerment NOW gives you

  • over six hours of direct contact with an industry leader in the macro-level treatment of Mental Illnesses.
  • Personal Development Strategies from one of the most elite High Performance Consultant in the world.
  • access to hours of informational course work, seminars and articles.
  • BONUS materials that you can put to use immediately every day to help you make sense of the chaos around you.

All this in over ten hours of material that has been in development for over twenty years!

Learn at your own pace; you will never lose access to these materials – they are yours forever.

The six hours of direct consultation with Michael is valued at over $1,800.00 alone!

Here is a taste of some of the topics we will cover in addition to open “office hours” and your initial one hour consultation.

Developing an Interrelated Service System
Fiduciary Best Practices
Personal Courage      
The “Crazy” System
Community Based Living “Life” cycle
Ethical Decision-making
Influence and Persuasion
Basic Definitions
Information Gathering and Sharing
Time Management
Psychology and Purpose
Self Care

We look forward to helping you control the chaos!

Course Curriculum

What's included?

14 Videos
1 Quiz
5 Surveys
2 Multimedia
6 Texts
22 PDFs
Michael Mackniak, JD
Michael Mackniak, JD
Senior Consultant

About the instructor

Michael Mackniak,JD is a "recovering attorney" who coaches and consults families and high performance professionals in decision-making and leadership roles. His work in the behavioral health field has garnered national recognition from groups such as the National Association of Social Workers, National Alliance on Mental Health, Probate Judges College and several others. 

Michael provides a team approach to consultation on the most difficult and challenging cases. He holds a law degree from Quinnipiac University, a master’s degree in nonprofit management from Bay Path University, is a National Certified Guardian and a certified brain injury specialist. His programs have received multiple awards and honors including national recognition from Eli Lily’s “Welcome Back Award”, NAMI’s “Hero Award” and the 2015 National College of Probate Judge’s “Isabella Award.”

Michael is the nation’s foremost speaker on interrelated human service systems and developing efficient and effective methods for the delivery of needed resources to our most at need populations.He is a pioneer in the care coordination field and lectures across the country to those providing services to the most at-need populations in our society.Commissioners, administrators, directors and clinicians utilize his practical approach to challenging systems issues in a world of decreasing resources and increasing expectations.

From his home in New England, Michael enjoys Fly Fishing and Falconry (His “F” Words). Along with his daughter, he raises chickens, pea-fowl and all of the mice and chipmunks that eat their food (as well as the occasional bear, raccoon, bobcat, hawk and mink).

"I wish I had access to this information years ago. This will be so valuable to people who find themselves in these situations." -Mary N.

Join us NOW! New Course beginning SOON!

At $397 this program is going to sell out. Do not hesitate to act on this right now! Register for our next session NOW!

The six hours of direct consultation with Michael is valued at over $1,800.00 alone!

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