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Explains what psychosis is, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.
It can be really hard to see someone you care about experiencing psychosis. But you can help. This page has some suggestions for ways you can support them while also looking after your own wellbeing.
"You can help by lending an ear to talk to, especially between visits from mental health professionals."
"The extremes of behaviour and emotions played havoc with my relationships and daily functioning to the point where the simplest of tasks overwhelmed me."
This information was published in August 2016. We will revise it in 2019.
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