The Managing a Mental Illness series of info sheets will help you think through a diagnosis of a mental illness, work well with doctors and other health care providers, and reduce the risk of relapse of a mental illness.
When You're Diagnosed with a Mental Illness
What you'll find | Receiving a diagnosis of a mental illness can bring up complicated—even conflicting— feelings. Thinking through what a diagnosis means to you and how it matches your understanding of a problem can help you make sense of symptoms and figure out your next steps. Read When You're Diagnosed with a Mental Illness ⟶
Working with your Doctor When You Have a Mental Illness
What you'll find | Your treatment or management plan has to fit your needs and concerns, which means that you have to work with doctors and other health care providers and share your perspectives. This info sheet helps you communicate with health care providers, make the most out of appointment time, and work collaboratively. Read Working with your Doctor When You Have a Mental Illness ⟶
Preventing Relapse of a Mental Illness
What you'll find | Symptoms of a mental illness may come back or worsen at times. People use terms like "relapse," "dips," and "blips" to describe this experience. While no one can guarantee that symptoms will never come back, simple strategies can help reduce the risk of relapse and get help when you need it. Read Preventing Relapse of a Mental Illness ⟶