A woman I hired told me my story is "unusual"—that's the word she used. As this might be true, I have extra compassion for people living with schizophrenia who have ongoing symptoms. I choose not to talk about how hard my life is. Yet because my life is hard, I know it must be exponentially harder for people who still have symptoms they... Read more
In February, the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC-not funded by drug companies) hired Health Management Associates (HMA) to examine and report on cost findings in seven jurisdictions that use Assisted-Outpatient Treatment (AOT). The study also noted any sources of cost savings common among the sites.
Potential reductions in direct cost can... Read more
Here are a handful of strategies for coping with paranoia.
Take your medication every day as prescribed. Talk to your doctor about what you can do if you experience a side effect. Upwards of 75 to 85 percent of individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia require long-term medication. Often, a side effect can be stopped... Read more
I've lived in recovery for 28 years now. I've learned many things I wish my younger self knew when I was just starting out. It's because I've decided to live my life left of the dial (with things in balance on an even keel, like I wrote about in my memoir) that I figured out five tactics for coping with hard times.
We can use food as fuel. Our bodies are workhorses that can help us accomplish our goals. Along with developing a fitness routine, creating a healthy eating plan can help us stay mentally fit as well as physically fit.
Six Nutrition Pointers to Consider when Living with... Read more