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Part 3: Supporting People with Schizophrenia for Supporters


Introduces concepts to consider while supporting an individual with schizophrenia, including using a trauma-informed approach, building rapport, and meeting them where they are at. Provides other helpful strategies, including how to react to hallucinations and delusions, supporting someone through a court process, and see someone holistically. Goes over the recovery and supported decisionmaking models that can be applied to this population.

This is part 3 of a 3-part series on serious mental illness and evidenced-based practices for volunteer supporters.


  • Deborah Rose, PsyD, Associate Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Marc Avery, MD, Principal, Health Management Associates
  • Dave Leon, LCSW, Co-Executive Director, Painted Brain
  • Behavioral Health
  • Equitable & Person Centered Care
  • Serious Mental Illness & Evidenced-based Care
  • Volunteer Supporter