Patient & caregiver support

Explore the resources below for helpful lifestyle tips and information on community organizations

Whether you are a patient or a caregiver, taking care of yourself and spending time with others can help you stay on track.

Download a guide to CAPLYTA

If you'd like to learn more about schizophrenia and getting started with CAPLYTA, we're here for you. You can download our guide for patients and caregivers for answers to many of your questions.

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Wellness and self-help

Living with schizophrenia can create very high levels of stress for everyone involved. For people with schizophrenia, stress can even cause symptoms to flare up. And for caregivers, the mental and physical pressure could be difficult.

However, adopting healthy lifestyle habits can have a positive effect on both symptoms and general well-being. Here's a simple checklist to help make sure you check in with yourself on a regular basis:

Keep a journal

When you're struggling with negative feelings, keeping a journal can help you figure out the cause. And once you know what's causing the stress, you can make a plan to address it.

Stay connected with others

Social connections make us feel stronger and less stressed out. Make a point of talking with a friend or family member on a regular basis.

Exercise

Physical activity not only makes us feel good, but it gives us the strength and energy to keep going. Even a few 10‑minute sessions a day will make a difference.

Watch what you eat

Eating whole, healthy foods will make you feel better. That means avoiding processed foods, sugars and carbs, which can make you tired and moody.

Have fun

Be sure to take a little time for yourself each day. Being playful and doing the things you enjoy can help your overall health.

Time for relaxation

Try meditation, yoga or mindfulness. Whatever lets you let go of stress will help you maintain balance in everyday life.

Resources for patients & caregivers

There are many organizations out there that can help people with schizophrenia and their loved ones form important connections with others.

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

Website: nami.org

NAMI is an organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans with mental illness.

NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)

Website: nimh.nih.gov

The National Institute of Mental Health is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Website: suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Telephone: 1-800-273-8255

If you are ever having suicidal thoughts, or just need someone to talk to, people are on call 24/7 and ready to help. You can also chat online with a specialist.

MHA (Mental Health America)

Website: mhanational.org

Mental Health America is a community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness.

US Department of Health & Human Services

Website: hhs.gov

It is the mission of the US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) to enhance and protect the health and well-being of all Americans.

AFSP (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Website: afsp.org

AFSP raises awareness, funds scientific research, and provides resources and aid to those affected by suicide.