6. Empowering yourself through support and self-care

Barriers to self-care

    Lack of awareness of your own needs.
    Preoccupation with the person with psychosis.
    Too many responsibilities.
    Putting others’ needs before your own.
    Guilt about spending time and money to take care of yourself.
    Difficulty managing time.
    Anxiety about the consequences for the person with psychosis, if you were to engage in self-care.