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Connecting to care is a way to participate in and take control of your mental health recovery journey.
Moving between care settings, like getting out of the hospital, can be a stressful part of living with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. It’s important to connect to care at times like these. When you receive mental health treatment and services continuously, you are more likely to stay healthy and lead the life you want.
People who participate in regular treatment are more likely to take medication and less likely to relapse or be hospitalized.
Supportive services also can help you build and keep relationships. They can also help you develop new life skills for returning to school or work.
Before you connect to care, think about what services have worked for you in the past, who can help you find services, and what types of services you need.
Explore key terms in mental health and wellness.
Interested in actively communicating with your support system? Hear tips on how to speak up and speak out about your mental health.
Want to get connected to resources to improve mental health? Watch this video to see strategies on asking for help with mental health.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a supportive treatment for mental illness that focuses on the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors.
A clear distinction is often made between “mind” and “body” – but mental health and physical health should not be thought of as separate. See how the mind and body are connected.
Here are practical ways to work towards better mental health and balance in your life.
To begin thinking about what services may be right for you, print out the Choosing the Right Services for You worksheet and go over it with a member of your treatment team.
Understanding a Mental Health Relapse