Whether you’re a prescriber, nurse, case manager, social worker, therapist, peer support specialist, or have another role, you know the recovery process is a lifelong journey. You understand how important communication, education, and each patient’s unique past, current, and future needs are to putting together the right recovery plan and treatment equation.
Your patients with schizophrenia may have questions at any time. Encourage them to talk to their mental health prescriber about any questions they have, especially about medications, symptoms, side effects, and recovery. As a member of the treatment team, you can help your patients raise their concerns and communicate their needs.
Shared decision-making worksheet to use with patients.
There are many different supportive options and programs available. Being informed may help you find supportive treatments you feel comfortable with. Having a plan in place can also help you get the most out of your treatment and recovery journey.
Therapists (Psychologists, Social Workers, Counselors) can teach you about your condition and symptoms, help you figure out important life goals, and talk with you about your feelings, your life, and recovery-related concerns.
Support Groups are places where you can meet new people, share common experiences, learn from peers, and build social skills.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams offer comprehensive, 24-hour support from a group of healthcare professionals. They can help you stay in your community and out of the hospital.(Read More)...
Peer Counselors are specialists who live with mental health conditions and can share their knowledge and experience with you. They provide support, hope, and mentorship in individual and group settings.
Supported Housing is a program to help you find and get safe, stable, and supportive housing in your community.
Supported Employment can help you get job training, learn specific work skills, find work, and offer support services that help you stay employed.
Teaches skills that help you live more independently, communicate better, and be able to do activities of daily living (eg, laundry, cooking).
Developing healthy habits can help you feel more stable and improve your mental health.