Licensed care homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes provide highly structured living for people with severe mental illness, disability or medical complications. With access to staff 24-hours a day and meals provided, residents usually pay most of their income except for a small allowance.
Can a person with mental illness live on their own?
Absolutely. Of course a person, even with a serious mental illness, can live alone.
How do people live with severe mental illness?
Some strategies for living with SMI include:Stick to a treatment plan. Even if you feel better, dont stop going to therapy or taking medication without a doctors guidance. Keep your primary care physician updated. Learn about the disorder. Practice self-care. Reach out to family and friends.
Can you go to jail if you have schizophrenia?
Individuals with psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are 10 times more likely to be in a jail or prison than a hospital bed.