Living with Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia consists of lasting episodes of a break in reality, where illusion and hallucination are very real to the person who is Schizophrenic. As with any mental illness, the entire circle of family, friends and loved ones is impacted by the unwellness of the person who is suffering from Schizophrenia.

Hospitalization and medication treatment is often a requirement in order to help the individual obtain a sense of reality, balance and structure.

Much turmoil results, and those involved will all need a large support network to cope with the challenges that will be experienced. Mindfulness Meditation (see the tag cloud on the left) provides an extremely helpful tool for finding peace amidst the challenges of Schizophrenia.

Links and Resources on Schizophrenia

Strategies and techniques for overcoming the challenges associated with Schizophrenia are found throughout the many articles that are categorized on the left side of the page under "Categories," and can also be located under the "Tags" heading (click on any word in the tag cloud for a list of articles that are relevant to Schizophrenia).

Additionally, links and resources outside of this site are listed below, which you may find helpful:

  • CAMH (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health

    CAMH operates central clinical and research facilities in Toronto. They also have 26 locations throughout the province of Ontario that provide communities with education and support for program development, health promotion and prevention. The main site in Toronto is:

    1001 Queen Street West and 30-60 White Squirrel Way (Queen and Ossington)

    M6J 1H4

    Tel: (416) 535-8501

    Designated Visitors Parking Area located off of Shaw Street.
    Paid Parking: Cash only

  • (more links and resources to come)
  • University of Massachusetts Medical Center
    Center for Mindfulness
    419 Belmont Ave. 2nd floor


    Tel: 508-856-2656
  • Mindfulness Meditation Practice CDs and Tapes

    Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D.,

    P.O. Box 547


  • Book: Full Catastrophe Living, by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., available at, Publisher: Delta (May 1 1990); ISBN-10: 0385303122; ISBN-13: 978-0385303125