A nice place to live, meaningful daily activities and an orderly life are the main ingredients for a speedy recovery. But what if these basic necessities are missing in your life, because you have become homeless, have money issues or (temporarily) lost your job?
A nice, clean and tidy house can offer some extra peace and stability. Is your current housing not comfortable, or are you struggling with keeping the place orderly?
Immediately getting back to work or studies right after psychosis: it might sound strange, but it does turn out to be effective. Having a reason to get out of bed can make a huge difference. Especially if this reason is also something that you enjoy doing.
If you’ve just gone through a rough period, simple daily activities such as housekeeping or managing your friendships can be very difficult. Yet having a well-structured daily routine is important for your recovery.
Prof. dr. Jim van Os, Chair Division Neuroscience, Utrecht University Medical Centre. He is also Visiting Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology at the Institute of Psychiatry in London. Jim works at the interface of ‘hard’ brain science, health services research, art and subjective experiences of people with ‘lived experience’ in mental healthcare.
Jim has been appearing on the Thomson-Reuter Web of Science list of ‘most influential scientific minds of our time’ since 2014. In 2014 he published his book ‘Beyond DSM-5‘, and in 2016 the book ‘Good Mental Health Care’.
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