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Schizophrenia: What It Is, Treatment Options & Support For Caregivers

Overview

Schizophrenia is a long-term disorder of the mind that can affect how an individual thinks, feels, and behaves. It’s associated with a loss of contact with reality and can be diagnosed by identifying persistent symptoms such as: delusions, hallucinations, decreased levels of energy, reduced range of emotions, or disorganized thought process, speech, or behavior.

No matter if you’re a Schizophrenia Caregiver Veteran or someone who’s just had a loved one diagnosed with Schizophrenia MyHealios is here to help you get past any hardships be it on your side, communicating with the patient or hardships on the patient’s side.

How MyHealios will Help

Schizophrenia can be a very tough Mental Illness to handle maybe even one of the hardest and timely intervention is of the essence. Our resilience coaches will help you understand Schizophrenia and the problems that come with it and then help you acquire skills on how to deal with the problems you will be faced with in day to day life.

Our sessions are built up in 5 easy steps:

Here are just a few of our challenges we look at in our course:

The first part are current problems and getting an understanding of what your loved one is suffering from Hers are some of the more common symptoms we look at in our sessions:

  • Anosognosia
  • Rejecting Medication
  • Hallucinations
  • Alcohol and drug abuse
  • Ptsd
  • And more..

The second part is

  • Communication
  • Crisis identification
  • Coping strategies
  • Engagement with the treatment team
  • Problem solving
  • And more…

What it builds up to:

Caregiving is an important – crucial – role but you will only be able to sustain it if you also care for yourself and your own needs. Our ultimate goal is to bring you back up onto your feet and keep you there Here are some of the factors we will help you adopt:

RESILIENCE

You’ll learn that resilience is shared within families, and that resilience can be increased.

COMMUNICATION

You’ll learn best ways to communicate despite the challenges MS can bring to relationships.

SELF-CARE

You’ll learn how to recognize stress and how to best care for yourself physically and mentally.

MyHealios is the proud recipient of the 2016 National Council Award of Excellence:

“Engaging Family Caregivers in Team-Based Care”