is a chronic, disabling mental illness characterized by a wide range of symptoms, including:
loss of contact with reality
It is strongly linked to an increased risk of suicide attempts and completed suicides.
Among people diagnosed with schizophrenia, an estimated 20% to 40% attempt suicide. From 5% to 13% actually complete the act of suicide. Compared to the general population, people with schizophrenia have a more than...
Smile, frown, or use facial expressions that fit
Talk as loudly or softly as needed.
You'll also learn skills that will help you with your
treatment. These may include:
How to manage your medicines.
tell if your medicine is causing side effects and what to do.
to know if you're having a
relapse and what to do.
How to find the help you need.
To help you with these skills, your teachers may model them
and then ask you to do the same with others in your class (role-playing). For
example, you may role-play asking for help or interviewing for a job.