Help for Families
What's It Like to Experience Schizophrenia?
In schizophrenia, the most basic processes of perceiving and thinking are affected by the illness. Whether you want your loved ones to understand you better, are concerned for someone who's ill, or are simply curious, this article describes the internal experience of delusions, hallucinations, and more. From your About Guide to Schizophrenia.
NAMI's Family to Family Program
Knowledge is your first and best tool to cope with the challenges that your loved one's schizophrenia poses. The National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) offers this free, 12 week course taught by and for family members of people with serious mental illness. This course is highly recommended by your About Guide to schizophrenia.
Top 5 Social Programs for People With Schizophrenia
Even in remission, people with schizophrenia usually have some degree of long-term disability from residual symptoms, and their ability to earn income is usually affected as well. As a family member, you can apply for social programs on behalf of your disabled loved one. The programs listed here can provide the safety net your loved one needs.
How to Help a Suicidal Person
Suicide is a distinct risk among people with schizophrenia, and a terrible tragedy for those who love them. These Tips From Suicide Prevention Resources are brought to you by your About Guide to Depression.
The Family and Medical Leave Act
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offers you protections if you need to take time off from work to care for a loved one with schizophrenia. Learn here how it works. From your About Guide to Job Searching.