Schizophrenia and Chronic Mental Illness
Information on Schizophrenia
This site reviews the symptoms of schizophrenia and outlines available treatment options. [National Institute of Mental Health]
This site provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of schizophrenia. [HelpGuide.org]
Helping Others with Schizophrenia
This site provides information on supporting others with schizophrenia. [HelpGuide.org]
Support Options from NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides education and support for people struggling with mental illness and their families. This site has links to find NAMI support groups in your local area. NAMI also provides 12 week Family-to-Family education groups that can be very helpful for family members of someone dealing with mental illness.
Help with Medication Costs
Partnership for Prescription Assistance
This website, a service of the major pharmaceutical companies, is for individuals who need help paying for prescription medications. Each drug manufacturer has its own criteria for eligibility based on family income, family size, and availability of health insurance (i.e., lack of insurance or underinsured). For those that qualify, prescription medications can be obtained at significantly reduced prices.
Author: Zavier Amador
Publisher: Vida Press, L.L.C.
This 254-page book is for someone who is trying to help a mentally ill family member or friend who has poor insight into their illness and therefore are not compliant with treatment or even able to recognize their need for treatment.