Part of your treatment plan involves receiving support for your Schizophrenia.
It is important to find the support you need for staying on therapy and managing your moods. Some people find support from family and friends. At times, support may be found through hobbies or activities you enjoy. Your doctor, therapist, or support group may be sources of inspiration and support. Find the source of support that works best for you and helps you stay on track with your treatment.
Family and friends
Support and encouragement from family and friends can be an important part of your treatment plan. You may find it helpful to allow relatives or close friends to be involved in your treatment plan. They can accompany you to doctor's visits, help you perform daily activities, or just visit you regularly.
A number of organizations sponsor self-help groups in which people with Schizophrenia can connect with others who are living with the same illness. By connecting with other people who are going through a similar experience, you might not only benefit from their insights, but also develop a sense of community.
Here are links to organizations where you and your family can learn more about Schizophrenia and meet people who are also living with or caring for someone with Schizophrenia.
- NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
- Mental Health America (MHA)
- National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD)
- National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD)
- Mental Help Net
- Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
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