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.

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

Pseudobulbar Self-Assessment

This self-assessment, designed by the Center for Neurologic Study, includes questions for individuals to answer to determine if they are experience symptoms, and how frequently they experience these symptoms, of pseudobulbar affect, a serious mental health condition. Read More

  • A Stubborn Diagnosis For A Stubborn Cowboy: PsychU Presents Jason DeShaw Live At Otsuka

    In this interview Jason DeShaw, country singer and songwriter, shares his lived personal experience of bipolar disorder and alcoholism and his thoughts on mental illness, education, and stigma. After listening to the interview, check out Jason’s full music video, which is also posted below. Check out the full music video filmed live at Otsuka: Speaker was a paid consultant to Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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  • Introduction To Major Depressive Disorder

    Dr. Becky Wong provides a brief overview of major depressive disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and potential treatment of major depressive disorder.

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  • Introduction To Schizophrenia

    Dr. Nicole Meade provides a brief overview of schizophrenia. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of schizophrenia.

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  • Introduction To Bipolar Disorder

    Dr. Samantha Sweeney provides a brief overview of bipolar disorder. Key points include the definition, cause, diagnosis, and treatment of bipolar disorder.

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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.