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How can community-based programs help me if I have schizophrenia?

Community-based programs, like peer support groups, may help those with schizophrenia. Peer support groups provide those with schizophrenia the chance to see that they are not alone. They also promote social interaction, which lessens the isolation that those with the disorder may feel. Support groups and other educational or assistance programs may be available through community-based mental health agencies, or mental health associations. The local telephone book, newspaper(s), or the internet may also have information about programs available in the community.

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