The CURESZ Friendsz Schizophrenia Caregivers Mentoring Initiative partners schizophrenia caregivers seeking social support and encouragement with schizophrenia caregivers with extensive experience caregiving for a loved one with schizophrenia. The program was founded by Board Member Mary Beth De Bord in 2020 and currently serves 75 mentor- mentee pairs. Learn more about the program here:
Schizophrenia, a neurobiological brain syndrome, includes possibly hundreds of distinct brain diseases. These diseases are sometimes referred to as “schizophrenia spectrum disorders.” Symptoms vary greatly among different people.
You or someone you care about has just been diagnosed with schizophrenia. What’s next?
In schizophrenia, knowledge of the disease itself is important. Spend time learning about the disease, and ask your psychiatrist and treatment team all the questions you can think of. This article provides an overview of nine important things to know about schizophrenia.