Engaging in meaningful work is an important part of many people’s lives, including those living with schizophrenia. Many people with schizophrenia can absolutely find a job and thrive in the workplace, and work across a variety of industries and positions. This is especially the case when they have the right supports in place.
Keep in mind that everyone with schizophrenia will have a different experience. Some people might have few difficulties or find that their symptoms only affect their ability to work in certain fields or positions, or to work for long hours. Others might need to take time off work entirely. There is no one-size-fits-all approach. It’s best to speak to a mental health professional to get clear on what will be suitable for you.
While living and working with schizophrenia comes with some unique challenges, there are ways to navigate it more smoothly. Here are our top tips.
If you have social anxiety, you know what it feels like to experience intense anxiety in social situations. It can involve a fear of judgement or embarrassment and can sometimes result in you avoiding social situations altogether.
At some point in our lives, many of us will go through or witness a traumatic event - something shocking, distressing, or dangerous. These events can challenge our ability to cope and change how we understand the world.
People living with borderline personality disorder (BPD) face challenges with managing emotions, their sense of identity and interpersonal relationships. While the symptoms of BPD can be distressing and difficult to manage, it is important to remember that there is effective treatment available.
Almost every new or expectant parent experiences some anxiety. Anxiety in parents is interpreted differently by different people, families and cultures. But parents’ worry or anxiety during pregnancy and the first year of a child’s life can be challenging to recognise and manage.
Deciding on whether or not to talk with children about your mental health issues is a personal choice. We all want the best for our children, and you might worry about the impact this conversation could have on your child. The truth is, being real about mental health issues and showing your children a range of emotions can have benefits for both you and your child.
Mania involves unusually happy or irritable mood, racing thoughts, and intense energy, causing difficulty in a person's life. It can be really distressing for the person experiencing it as well as the people supporting them.
If you are supporting someone who is having symptoms of mania or hypomania here are some ways to assist them (and yourself).
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