Why Do People With Schizophrenia Smoke?
Why do people with schizophrenia smoke so heavily? Nicotine actually relieves the psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia. Learn how that works, and what it means for people with the illness. From your About Guide to Schizophrenia.
National Alliance to End Homelessness
Homelessness is a significant risk for people with schizophrenia. Appropriate housing is critical to achieve the stability needed for best long-term quality of life. The National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) website provides useful information on homelessness specific to the mentally ill, as well as information about laws, resources, and programs.
The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Concensus Project
People with schizophrenia are often at risk of involvement in the criminal justice system. The Criminal Justice / Mental Health Consensus Project is a national effort to help policymakers, criminal justice professionals and mental health professionals improve the response of the criminal justice system to to people with mental illnesses.
NIMH Article On Risk Factors for Violence In Schizophrenia
Public misconceptions that people with schizophrenia are dangerous increase the stigma and isolation some people experience. This article from the National Institute of Mental Health explains the risk factors for violence among people with schizophrenia.
SAMHSA Violence and Mental Illness Factsheet
People with mental illness are much more likely to be victims of crime than perpetrators. Get the facts on violence and mental illness in this fact sheet from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the US Department of Health and Human Services.
Dual Diagnosis: Substance Abuse and Mental Illness
People with severe mental illness often develop drug abuse problems. Treating people with a dual diagnosis of mental illness and drug abuse is more complicated than treating either disorder alone. This article from the National Alliance for Mental Illness discusses the issue.