Support and further advices
The dedicated support from relatives plays a key role in the success of the therapy of schizophrenia, recovery of the patient and return to the society.
However, taking care of a relative living with mental disorder is a major challenge that has significant practical and emotional impact on the caregiver’s life. The following books provide practical help in establishing good communication and facilitating everyday life.
Available literature for relatives:
Xavier Amador - I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help
The American author and professor of clinical psychology at the Teachers College Columbia University, Xavier Amador has provided assistance to many people in similar situation.
The “LEAP” method developed by him is taught worldwide. His book, I Am Not Sick I Don't Need Help (translated into Hungarian and many other languages) contains useful knowledge about this disease, and provides concrete answers to frequent questions.
It is important that the author himself is a relative of a patient suffering from schizophrenia, so he is proposing a method that was tested in everyday life.
More information: http://www.leapinstitute.org
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