Get Informed About Schizophrenia
Myths and misconceptions surrounding schizophrenia abound, and they can make living with schizophrenia harder — for your family member with schizophrenia and for you. Learning about schizophrenia, and educating others, can help get rid of the myths and stigma of the condition. It can also help you make informed decisions about your loved one’s care. Among the most important facts to know: Schizophrenia can be treated, people with schizophrenia do not tend to be dangerous or violent, and many people with schizophrenia do lead full and rewarding lives, according to NAMI. Check out the Family-to-Family education programs on the NAMI Web site to find other ways to lend support to your loved one.