Support with school and work

It’s no fun when anything gets in the way of working toward the things that inspire us. If it feels like getting help for your mental health is threatening to derail your dreams, remember:

YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

yoda imgflipMillions of people struggle with mental health issues every day, and recovery is real if we get effective help as soon as they arise. Taking an unexpected detour in your school track or career path can feel scary and hopeless, but try to keep the bigger picture in mind. In the long run, a pause to get strong is only a short-term (and crucial!) bump in the road along a much longer journey to reaching our goals.

Most early psychosis treatment programs include focused support with school and work.  Many use a practice called Individual Placement and Support (IPS).  Check out the IPS Locator for the team closest to you.

Take these pro tips from people who’ve been there:

“Seek out mentors who understand what you’re up against and are genuinely supportive. Connecting with other students with similar experiences can be invaluable. Trailblazing is never easy!”

 

Go for it! I am doing what is important to me and that matters a lot. Learn the interpersonal skills you need to be comfortable around other people. Enjoy life, and most of all, be kind to yourself while you work hard. Do what you love. Be you. You are unique and have a lot to offer.”

 

“NEVER give up! Psychosis is not and should not be the end of your hopes, dreams and aspirations.”

 

“There ARE people out there who care and who can help.  Seek them out. You also have the ability within you to help yourself if you seek it.”

 

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