Strategies for Success

Mental Health Care

Connecting to care is a way to participate in and take control of your mental health recovery journey.
Moving between care settings, like getting out of the hospital, can be a stressful part of living with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. It’s important to connect to care at times like these. When you receive mental health treatment and services continuously, you are more likely to stay healthy and lead the life you want.

People who participate in regular treatment are more likely to take medication and less likely to relapse or be hospitalized.
Supportive services also can help you build and keep relationships. They can also help you develop new life skills for returning to school or work.

Before you connect to care, think about what services have worked for you in the past, who can help you find services, and what types of services you need.

A Wide Variety Of Mental Health Treatments and Services Can Help You in Your Recovery, Including:

Individual Care
  • Doctors
  • Psychiatrists
  • Therapists
  • Case managers
  • Pharmacists
Community-Based Supports
  • Housing
  • Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)
  • Peer counselors
  • Support groups
Skills Training
  • Supported employment
  • Social skills training

To begin thinking about what services may be right for you, print out the Choosing the Right Services for You worksheet and go over it with a member of your treatment team.