If you or someone you love is dealing with mental illness, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are living with mental health conditions that impact their daily lives. Our goal is to provide people living with mental illness, their families, friends, and caregivers the support and information they need to educate themselves about their illness, empower themselves to take an active role in their health care, and engage with health care professionals towards recovery. Through the Patient & Caregiver Collection, you can download information about mental illnesses, listen to interviews with patients, caregivers, and advocates about their experiences with mental illness, and find resources to help you set personal goals and take part in your recovery.

Wellness & Recovery Workbook

This tool was made to help you recognize and manage your experienced symptoms of schizophrenia. You can use it as a support on your way to wellness or as a daily guide. It includes information for you, your family, and your loved ones. Originally published as part of the Frameworks in Health and Quality – Schizophrenia Relapse Reduction Program. Read More

A Guide For Patients: Understanding How Your Medicine Can Help

This tip sheet shares the importance for individuals with schizophrenia to take prescribed medication as indicated by their health care provider, and offers tips to help. Read More

Preparing To Leave The Hospital

This brochure may help you manage your health and schizophrenia once you leave the hospital. It provides information on schizophrenia, and the importance of taking your medication and following the plan your health care provider gave you. Additionally, it contains questions related to your care and follow-up plan. Read More

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please contact the Suicide Prevention Hotline/Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.

  • Getting Well & Staying Well: A Shared Patient & Provider Case Study

    In this interview, Sloan Manning, MD, PsychU Primary Care Provider Corner Section Editor; Adjunct Associate Professor, Family Medicine, UNC, and Co-Director of the Mood Disorder Clinic Moses Cone Family Medicine Residency Program, chats with his long-time patient Lesa, about her personal journey with major depressive disorder (MDD). Lesa’s journey began with common symptomology for MDD – overwhelming thoughts, depressed mood, physical pain, and disruption in her sleep schedule – which she shared with Dr. Sloan,…

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  • Meet The Treatment Team: Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

    In this interview, Darcy Leon, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, sat down with Nicole Meade, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. to discuss the role a psychiatric nurse practitioner (PNP, PMHNP) may play on the treatment team of individuals with mental illness. Speaker was a paid consultant for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. but volunteered her time for this interview.

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  • Meet The Treatment Team: Social Workers

    In this interview Tania Hammock, LCSW, sits down with Nicole Meade, PhD, Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. to discuss the role a social worker may play on the treatment team of individuals with mental illness.

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Disclaimer: Resources included on the Patient & Caregiver Resources website are supported by PsychU. PsychU is an online resource provided by Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. PsychU is provided for your educational benefit only and does not provide medical advice. Treatment should be discussed with a healthcare professional.