Serious mental health conditions result in substantial negative impact on a person’s life. Individuals who suffer from serious mental health conditions can have trouble developing strong relationships with others, finding employment, and maintaining adequate housing arrangements. These individuals are often at higher risk for suicide.

Schizophrenia interferes directly with an individual’s perception of reality and is characterized by hallucinations, most commonly auditory, and fixed delusions. Individuals may find it difficult to connect with friends and family. Some individuals may exhibit negative symptoms, such as feeling detached, withdrawn or lacking interest in the world and in relationships with others. 
Psychosis refers to difficulties interpreting reality due to impaired thoughts and emotions. Psychosis can be an independent condition, or it can be tied to other conditions, such as alcohol or drug use. Individuals with psychosis often experience symptoms that can include hearing voices, hallucinating, or believing someone is trying to harm them.  
How Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy Can Help

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is a treatment approach for serious mental health conditions based on the cognitive model developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck. CT-R is a strengths-based approach that focuses on developing aspirations and engaging in personally meaningful activities to bring about one’s desired life. CT-R addresses the challenges associated with serious mental health conditions within the broader scope of the individual’s interests, values, and aspirations for a meaningful life.  

Learn More

If you are in crisis or in need of immediate assistance, please make use of the below resources or go to your nearest hospital emergency room. 

988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline: 988

Crisis Text Line: 741741