This book is written directly to you, the schizophrenia sufferer. It explains what the disorder is, describes the treatment options, and helps you understand what resources are available to help you.Medication is a key factor in treating your condition. The book helps you know what to expect when starting a medication program and stresses the importance of staying on track. It also provides a unique set of self-help strategies, including detailed step-by-step exercises that make use of an innovative collaborative cure approach. This method brings together a group of professionals and people close to you who can act as a support team to help you return to a state of positive mental health.