Getting the Most Out of Treatment

A big part of getting help involves taking a proactive, engaged approach to your own care. Here’s what you can do to take steps toward maximizing your outcome:

  • Attend scheduled appointments
  • Be open and honest with your providers
  • Participate actively and practice the things you are learning
  • Follow up with your doctor’s or therapist’s recommendations
  • Take your medication as prescribed
  • Bring up your questions or concerns
  • Learn about making healthy choices to reduce the chance of a crisis, including changes to your sleep, diet, exercise and relationships
  • Sign a release of information form for your family and friends to get them involved in your care