YOU HAVE A
TREATMENT TEAM
BEHIND YOU

Whether you have a doctor or a whole support team of healthcare professionals caring for you — don’t be afraid to reach out for help.

Who’s on your team?

Click on each image to learn more.

Tap on each image to learn more.

Psychiatrist

Psychiatrist

A physician who specializes in caring for people with mental health conditions such as schizophrenia. Psychiatrists can prescribe and monitor medications.

Psychologist

Psychologist

A healthcare professional who works with patients to help them cope with and manage their mental and emotional health conditions

Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

A healthcare professional who is trained to diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, and prescribe medications under the supervision of a physician

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse who has specialized training and who may also prescribe medications

Nurse

Nurse

Cares for people with all types of conditions, including mental illness such as schizophrenia. Nurses may also administer medications.

Case Manager

Case Manager

Supports patients and caregivers and helps them communicate with healthcare professionals as well as other community resources

Social Worker

Social Worker

Uses therapeutic techniques to offer support, counseling, and advice to patients and their families

Occupational Therapist

Occupational Therapist

Works with patients, helping them perform activities and tasks important for their daily life

Communicating with your Treatment Team

It helps to keep the lines of communication open with your team. Remember to tell them about any changes in your symptoms — and in your overall health. Try to share your feelings and frustrations, and don’t be shy about sharing updates on your progress. Even the smallest everyday victories count. The more honest you are, the more your team can help you. Always remember that they are working to help you manage your symptoms.

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Caregivers: Caring with a personal touch

While not a healthcare professional, a caregiver is an important member of your overall support team. Usually a family member or special friend, a caregiver can help you with many things, including:

  • Scheduling and going with you to your healthcare provider appointments
  • Daily activities
  • Monitoring your symptoms
  • Discussing treatment options
  • Emotional support
  • Communicating with healthcare providers