Making decisions together is about playing a key role in your care for schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. That means participating in treatment and recovery, communicating with your treatment team, and learning to make mental health treatment and recovery decisions that reflect what you want and need.
This works well if both you and your healthcare professional are able to partner and have a spirit of teamwork.
Being informed will empower and prepare you to make decisions. Remember, there are many ways to be involved. You can choose how much or how little you want to be involved!
Some decisions do not have an easy or clear answer. Decision aids are tools that can help you work through treatment and recovery decisions.
Print out the Making Decisions Together workbook to learn more and find worksheets that can help you make decisions about medication, housing, and other recovery topics with your doctor and treatment team.