Even though you have a Treatment Team, don’t be afraid to reach out to others, too. The more support you have, the better.

Some people find additional support through their family and friends, while others may find help through schizophrenia support groups. The important thing is to find people you like and trust who can:

Listen to you without judgment

Help you get through challenging times

Respect your need for privacy

Help you take positive action

Mental health resources and organizations

Looking for more information and support? Here are a few suggestions:

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) offers support for people with mental illness and their families and friends.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is one of the leading scientific organizations dedicated to research focused on the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses.

American Psychiatric Association (APA) is an organization of psychiatrists working together to ensure compassionate care and effective treatment for all persons with mental illness.

Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) supports and sustains the important work of families nationwide caring for adult loved ones with chronic, disabling health conditions.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is an agency within the US Department of Health and Human Services dedicated to reducing the impact of substance abuse and mental illness in American communities.

Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA) is dedicated to the improvement of lives affected by schizophrenia-related brain illnesses. SARDAA promotes hope and recovery through support programs, education, and advocacy.