Learn the basics about schizophrenia, how treatments work, the journey to wellness and caregiver coping strategies.

Learning About Schizophrenia: Rays of Hope, A Reference Manual for Families and Caregivers

A reason to hope, the means to cope, a manual for caregivers dealing with patients with schizophrenia from the Schizophrenia Society of Canada in conjunction with the Canadian Psychiatric Association.

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Schizophrenia wellness

Because there are so many types and forms of schizophrenia treatment, the journey to wellness can feel like a puzzle. This site gives you an overview of how the parts of schizophrenia and its treatment fit together.

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It runs in the family

Siddhartha Mukherjee writing in The New Yorker shares a long read about the growing research into genes, identity and schizophrenia.

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Caregiving advice to support a loved one

A Twitter chat with Dr. Sanjay Gupta about caregiving advice he shares to support patients with schizophrenia.

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Should we rename schizophrenia to reduce the stigma? [French]

The Quebec Society of Schizophrenia shares an informative and thought provoking 4-part blog series on reducing the stigma of psychosis by asking if we should rename schizophrenia.

Part 1: http://www.schizophrenie.qc.ca/blogue/faut-il-renommer-la-schizophrenie-partie-1.html
Part 2: http://www.schizophrenie.qc.ca/blogue/faut-il-renommer-la-schizophrenie-partie-2.html
Part 3: http://www.schizophrenie.qc.ca/blogue/faut-il-renommer-la-schizophrenie-partie-3.html
Part 4: http://www.schizophrenie.qc.ca/blogue/faut-il-renommer-la-schizophrenie-partie-4.html

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How can caregivers reduce stress and get more free time?

The challenges to caregiving are many, the responsibilities great, and the time often all-encompassing. Caregiving can lead to increased stress and less energy and there are a few simple tips to help you cope through the challenging times and optimize your downtime to ensure your energy remains high.

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7 tips for coping with schizophrenia as a family

If you have a loved one with schizophrenia then the whole family becomes a part of the care team. Supportive families are integral to making living with schizophrenia easier and better

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Understanding a first episode of psychosis [French]

In May 2016, The Quebec Society of Schizophrenia shared a comprehensive guide to dealing with the first episodes of psychosis.

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Caregivers and schizophrenia: How to handle the psychosis

The impact that psychotic episodes have on caregivers can be very difficult. Caregivers first need to learn how to handle a series of situations in the right way. An overview of early warning signs, symptoms, and an overview of best practices is a really good place to start.

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