Every schizophrenia treatment journey has its ups and downs, which is why it’s so important to have the right support. Whether you are supporting a loved one living with schizophrenia or are living with schizophrenia yourself, you have a network of peers and professionals who can help you along your journey.
Use the resources and information on this page as a starting point. You can review them on your own, then use them to have a discussion with your doctor, social worker, case manager or other member of your treatment team. Remember—you’re not alone in this.
An important goal in any treatment journey is to control symptoms and delay episodes as much as possible. There are a lot of different things you and your treatment team can do to make sure that happens. Download our guide for more information to get you started and talk to your doctor to learn more.
Managing your schizophrenia symptoms daily can be challenging, especially during times of uncertainty, and stress may increase your risk for an episode. Creating a plan to navigate a schizophrenia episode* can help make a difference in a crisis. Download and complete a personal preparedness plan to help you and your loved enes plan ahead and take action when an episode strikes. You can also review this with your treatment team to get additional ideas and feedback.
*An episode is defined as a relapse.
As you make progress in your treatment journey, you
might consider including some supportive treatment
options, such as:
Work with a case manager to identify opportunities to continue schooling or vocational training.
Partner with your treatment team to learn more about programs to find meaningful paid or volunteer work.
These programs connect men and women with treatment team members who live with schizophrenia and can offer support on common issues.
Once-monthly injections can help control schizophrenia symptoms in
adults for weeks with a single dose after initiation. Find out if they could
be right for you and talk to your doctor to learn more.