Tips for supporting a family members schizophrenia treatment
•Seek help right away.
•Early intervention makes a difference in the course of schizophrenia, so don’t wait to get professional help. You family member will need assistance finding a good doctor and other effective treatments.
• Rather than doing everything for your family member, encourage self-care and self-confidence. Help your loved one develop or relearn skills that will allow for greater independence of functioning.
• It’s important that your loved one have a voice in his or her treatment. When your family member feels respected, he or she will be more motivated to follow through with treatment and work toward recovery.