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How can educating yourself help someone you love with schizophrenia?

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Schizophrenia is a difficult mental illness to understand. So learn as much as you can. The more information you have, the better prepared you will be to deal with it. You’ll also be better able to support your family member with schizophrenia. And that can boost the odds that they will stick with their treatment, even when things get tough.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Schizophrenia -- Coping and Support.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America.

Treatment Advocacy Center: “If You Live with Someone with Severe Mental Illness, This Tool Is for You.”

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders: “Warning Signs of Illness, Managing a Crisis, Risk of Suicide.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Understanding Psychosis: Resources and Recovery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 16, 2020

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Diseases and Conditions: Schizophrenia -- Coping and Support.”

National Institute of Mental Health: “Schizophrenia.”

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America.

Treatment Advocacy Center: “If You Live with Someone with Severe Mental Illness, This Tool Is for You.”

World Fellowship for Schizophrenia and Allied Disorders: “Warning Signs of Illness, Managing a Crisis, Risk of Suicide.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance.

National Alliance on Mental Illness: “Understanding Psychosis: Resources and Recovery.”

Reviewed by Jennifer Casarella on July 16, 2020

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