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Mindmap Honors Mental Health Awareness Month by Promoting Early Detection of Psychosis

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It serves as an opportune time to promote the early detection of psychosis, a critical step in improving long-term outcomes for those affected. Early detection and intervention can significantly alter the course of psychotic disorders, leading to better outcomes and quality of life. Throughout the month, various organizations and

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Spinning The Advocacy Wheel: Mindmap & Elyn Saks

 Spinning the Wheel with Mindmap Last month, the Mindmap and STEP team attended Fresh Check Day at <a href=”https://www.albertus.edu/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Albertus Magnus College</a> in New Haven, with a very positive turnout from the student campus population. Fresh Check Days, organized by The Jordan Porco Foundation, are fun and interactive college fairs bringing awareness to mental

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Patient Perspective: What I Would Tell My Younger Self About Getting Into Treatment Sooner

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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

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Communicating with Someone Who is Experiencing Psychosis

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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. <h2>1. If they are having difficulty concentrating:</h2> <ul><li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″>Keep your statements short</li><li style=”font-weight: 400;” aria-level=”1″>Give

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How to Deal with Psychosis Diagnosis for Your Child

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In most cases, psychosis is not caused by ineffective parenting. It is a biological condition. Being proactive and supportive in your child’s illness, however, can greatly increase the chances of recovery. <style>/*! elementor – v3.21.0 – 30-04-2024 */ .elementor-heading-title{padding:0;margin:0;line-height:1}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title[class*=elementor-size-]>a{color:inherit;font-size:inherit;line-height:inherit}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-small{font-size:15px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-medium{font-size:19px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-large{font-size:29px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xl{font-size:39px}.elementor-widget-heading .elementor-heading-title.elementor-size-xxl{font-size:59px} Understand recent changes in thoughts, feelings, or behaviors. <p>Early stage

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