In order to help your relative with psychosis, you need to recognize the importance and need for self-care. Taking good care of yourself gives you more physical and emotional energy to deal with the challenges you face, and that will benefit your relative.
There are many benefits to taking care of your own health. You will be:
physically, emotionally, spiritually and socially healthier
less preoccupied with your relative’s illness
less emotionally and physically vulnerable
more balanced within your relationships
better able to reduce stress
better able to make decisions and respond effectively within the relationship
more likely to have energy and patience to support a family member and effectively participate in their recovery
a healthier support to your partner, other family members and children
better able to respond to and support a relative experiencing psychosis
better able to parent and support the children affected.