A mental illness changes the dynamic of the family, Anita Fisher says. Navigating her son’s diagnosis 22 years ago was a learning curve for everyone.
Two decades ago, the internet painted a frightening picture of schizophrenia for Anita Fisher’s son. But she found hope by diving into his diagnosis.
From getting her son to his doctor appointments to making sure he takes his medicine, Carol Spears faces difficult daily responsibilities as a caregiver.
Lisa Dailey of the Treatment Advocacy Center says those impacted by schizophrenia face a tough system to navigate, making collaborative care hard.
Here’s how you can make your loved one with schizophrenia feel less lonely and isolated. It can be hard for them to share their reality with others.
To fight the fear, Trinh Dang of NAMI says education will foster empathy for those with schizophrenia.