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
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
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?”
Too often people respond negatively or dismissively when someone discloses they have a mental health disorder like psychosis.