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How can I help a loved one with schizophrenia if I don't live close by?

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If you don’t live close by, you can help by staying in touch via telephone, text, email, and mail. Sending short notes like postcards and greeting cards can remind them how much you care.

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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