The iHope tool is meant to serve as a resource that can be used to support the conversation with newly diagnosed patients living with schizophrenia, reinforcing that patients can live well with this chronic illness.
OPTIMA: Offering Patients Therapeutic Information on Medication Alternatives
Cannabis Educational Folder
The primary objective of this resource is to provide an educational folder with a removable section for patients to take away. The material covers the topics of cannabis legalization, the various forms it can be used, the effects of cannabis on the brain and how it relates to psychosis.
more on signs & symptoms
Do you know what signs to watch for in your loved one? This downloadable resource explains the difference between “positive” and “negative” symptoms of schizophrenia, and offers a list of examples of each type. It also provides advice on how to help your loved one in a crisis.
DOWNLOAD THE SCHIZOPHRENIA SIGNS AND
SYMPTOMS RESOURCE (PDF)
How much do you know about the different options for managing schizophrenia? This downloadable resource gives an overview of “first-generation” and “second-generation” antipsychotics, along with a list of those available in Canada. It also covers other treatment approaches.
more caregiver tips
Do you ever wonder what more you could do to help your loved one? This downloadable resource is full of actionable advice for managing specific symptoms, showing support in different ways at different stages, and even fighting stigma surrounding schizophrenia.
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