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

  • A Discussion Of Bipolar Disorder Progression & Self-Maintenance With Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP, Peer Support Associate

    In this video, Rudy Moni, BA, CRSP, a Peer Support Associate diagnosed with bipolar disorder, discusses his experience with his bipolar disorder diagnosis, substance use, and path to maintenance. Mr. Moni details his background and personal best practices including keeping a daily journal, medication tracking, recovery timeline tracking, and meditation. The following presentation contains the opinions of Mr. Rudy Moni and do not necessarily represent the opinion of PsychU’s sponsors. Mr. Moni’s experience may not…

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  • Mental Health America's National Peer Support Specialist Certification

    In this interview, Kelly Davis, Manager Of Peer Advocacy Supports & Services At Mental Health America (MHA), discusses her role at MHA, gives a brief overview of peer support, and explains how MHA’s national advanced peer support specialist certification could help expand the use of peer support in mental health treatment.

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  • 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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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.