Managing a Mental Illness

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The Managing a Mental Illness series of info sheets will help you cope with a diagnosis of a mental illness, help you be an active partner in your health care and build good working relationships with health care providers, and help prevent relapse of a mental illness.

Dealing with a Mental Illness Diagnosis

What you’ll find | Information about the many different feeling many people experience when they receive a diagnosis, support in overcoming guilt or blame, more information about the process that health care providers might use, and tips for moving forward.

Activity | Working through it: Thinking about your diagnosis

How do you want to use this info sheet? I want to read it online | I want a PDF

Working with your Doctor for Mental Illnesses

What you’ll find | More information about the different care providers you might see, tips for talking with health care providers, and strategies to help you make decisions and solve problems.

Activity | Mood Journal

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Preventing Relapse of Mental Illnesses

What you’ll find | Information and medication management and strategies to help you watch for early warning signs, build healthy coping skills, manage stress, and seek outside help when you need it.

Activities | A toolbox of support, My relapse prevention plan, and My crisis plan

How do you want to use this info sheet? I want to read it online | I want a PDF