What is Schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal social behavior and failure to understand what is real. Common symptoms include false beliefs, unclear or confused thinking, hearing voices, reduced social engagement and emotional expression, and a lack of motivation. People with schizophrenia often have additional mental health problems, such as anxiety disorders, major depressive illness, or substance use disorder. Symptoms typically come on gradually, begin in young adulthood, and last a long time. More from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
There is help: “The Recovery Model”
Recovery means different things to different people. For me, it is a process of enabling my body and my mind to be in sync with each other. In turn, this helps me to achieve a greater clarity. The Recovery Support Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA, has outlined four major dimensions that support a life in recovery:
- Health. Overcoming or managing one’s disease(s) or symptoms—for example, abstaining from the use of alcohol or drugs if one has trouble with addiction—and for everyone in recovery, making informed, healthy choices that support physical and emotional well being.
- Home. A stable and safe place to live.
- Purpose. Meaningful daily activities, such as a job, school, volunteerism, family care taking or creative endeavors, and the independence, income and resources to participate in society.
- Community. Relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, love and hope.
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