Yale Film Screening Highlights Psychosis

Elizabeth Blue at Yale MindMap and STEP attended a special screening of Elizabeth Blue, the 2017 Official Selection of Sunscreen Film Festival, at Yale this past September. The film follows Elizabeth, a young woman diagnosed with schizophrenia, as she navigates outpatient treatment and planning her wedding. Program Director of MindMap and STEP Dr. Vinod Srihari,

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We’re Looking for MindMap Allies!

Are you interested in helping shape the conversation around mental health stigma? Would you like to put your skills to good use and improve your communities? Can you devote 10 hours a month to improving mental health in your community? If so, consider partnering with MindMap on our mission to destigmatize mental illness and get those who need

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“The sooner you seek help the greater your chance of recovery.”

We talked to one of our patients recently, and one question that came up was, “What would you tell your younger self, now that you have been through treatment?”  We find many of these statements to be so insightful and hope they may be useful if you find yourself in a situation where you may have

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Communicating with Someone Who is Experiencing Psychosis

When a person experiences an acute psychotic episode, it can be frightening, confusing, and distressing to both the individual and his or her family and friends.  Here are some things you can do to make their experience easier. 1. If they are having difficulty concentrating: Keep your statements short Give one message at a time

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How to Deal with Psychosis Diagnosis for Your Child

In most cases, psychosis is not caused by ineffective parenting. It is a biological condition, and parents do not cause psychosis. Being proactive and supportive in your child’s illness, however, can greatly increase the chances of recovery. Understand recent changes in thoughts, feelings, or behavior. Early stage psychosis can include: difficulty concentrating depressed mood sleep changes—sleeping

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How to Talk to a Friend About Psychosis

Ok, I know I need to talk to my friend about psychosis, but what do I actually say? Here are some useful phrases to help get the conversation started, and some things that you should never say. “I’ve noticed that you haven’t been acting like yourself lately. I’m worried about you, is something going on?”

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