It’s upsetting that probably only a few people would read it. I want to share from my experience. The best tips I can give to anyone that had his first psychotic break are:
stay on drugs, they will most probably minimize the possibility of experiencing a second bad psychotic break. [Recuperating after a psychotic break is a lot of times very difficult because there might be significant cognitive and negative symptoms, and building yourself again is hard and very time-consuming. also there is damage to the brain and you start to develop tolerance to meds].
if you are taken off the drugs – stay in touch with your psychiatrist (!!!) and try to keep track of your personal experience – thinking, anxiety, derealization and quality of sleep. inform the psychiatrist of any serious abnormal behavior as i mentioned, because it can be a sign that you’re heading towards a second psychotic break. also, be especially aware if you’re going through an emotional crisis.
participate in some kind of rehabilitation, work, charity, social group. it really helps.
best of luck