Success & Schizophrenic — Develop Relationships and Engage in Meaningful Work.

Mental Health

     The following is a great upbeat discussion of schizophrenic. “Successful & Schizophrenic” in the Sunday New York Times (January 27, 2013). The bottom line is to develop relationships and to engage in meaningful work — in other words, ‘find the wellness within the illness.’

Here’s a particularly interesting quote from this article ……………..

  • An approach that looks for individual strengths, in addition to considering symptoms, could help dispel the pessimism surrounding mental illness. Finding “the wellness within the illness,” as one person with schizophrenia said, should be a therapeutic goal. Doctors should urge their patients to develop relationships and engage in meaningful work. They should encourage patients to find their own repertory of techniques to manage their symptoms and aim for a quality of life as they define it. And they should provide patients with the resources — therapy, medication and support — to make these things happen.