Mental Health

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Many people who have a disability are also dually diagnosed with a mental health condition. Bipolar and Schizophrenia are two very common disorders. It is also important for caregivers to understand the medications people take for mental illness, and what side effects they might have. Many people can not communicate with you about side effects, so know the signs to look for.

Mental Health

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Crazy Meds - The Good, The Bad, and The Funny of Neurological Medications

Crazy Meds is a web site about medications for depression, bipolar, and other mental health disorders.  I really like this site because it "tells it like it is". It's written by the people who use these medications, with blunt honesty.  Do you really know anything about the drugs your customers are taking?  You might be surprised. 

Bipolar Disorder

Learn about bipolar disorder, visit a chat room that is always "hopping", read personal stories, and get support.

Need A Medication Review?

I had to do a lot of searching to find a web page that had more useful information than useless advertisements.  Go to this link and you will find facts, symptoms, and causes of schizophrenia.  It also has a link for caregivers on "How to cope with a loved ones mental illness".  Also refers you to a great article called "You Can" an article describing what people were able to accomplish despite their disability.   

Learn About Famous People With Mental Illness