Psychoeducation: Vocab & Beyond!
Advanced Directives vs. Guardianship
SAMHSA's publication provided information to those interested in promoting the use of psychiatric advance directives as a tool for self-directed care in psychiatric treatment, making progress toward parity in mental health treatment, and supporting crisis planning and the rights of persons who live with mental illness.
This resource discusses the law of adult guardianship in Maryland and explains when a guardian can be appointed to act for a person who lacks the capacity to make decisions for herself or himself - as well as the alternatives.
An article describing what cognition is, and how it is impacted in people living with psychosis.
Motivation & Coping
Information about why we feel unmotivated and unproductive in relation to inactivity or demoralization, including strategies to overcome this cycle.
Vocabulary: Symptoms, side effects, and more!
Anhedonia is a common symptom of depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses. This video (05:40 min) discusses how exactly anhedonia presents, what may cause it, and possible treatment options.
A symptom of several mental illnesses where the person who has been diagnosed does not have insight into their illness - they do not think or believe they are sick. Additional information provided by the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Avolition is a symptom of schizophrenia as well as other mental illnesses. This video (5:44 min) discusses how exactly avolition presents, what may cause it, and possible treatment options.
In the case of an emergency please call 911.
If located in the Harford County, Maryland area, ask the operator for a CIT (crisis intervention) officer who will be best equipped to mediate and find the best help in the case of a mental health crisis. If a CIT officer is available, they will be the responder.