Mindmap Promotes Early Detection of Psychosis Across Connecticut and Beyond

Mindmap at their table at the NAMI walk event during mental health month speaking to individuals about early detection of psychosis

As May is Mental Health Month, Mindmap actively joined others to spread mental health awareness, specifically focusing on the early detection of psychosis. Since psychosis is treatable, the earlier people receive help, the better the outcomes. Therefore, recovery from psychosis becomes the expectation rather than the exception for those who receive treatment. Taking Steps Forward

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Effective Approaches for Talking to Someone Experiencing Psychosis 

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Having effective conversations with a young person experiencing psychosis can be challenging. However, it’s crucial for providing the support and understanding they need. Approaching these conversations with empathy, patience, and preparedness can make a significant difference in helping them feel heard and supported. In this blog post, we’ll explore some effective approaches for engaging in meaningful

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Understanding Symptoms of Psychosis and who is at Risk 

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The dramatic portrayal of psychosis in movies and popular media often sensationalizes and misrepresents the condition. In reality, psychosis encompasses a spectrum of experiences that extend beyond the extremes of violence or unpredictability. Mindmap shares factual information in order to dispel myths and make psychosis safer and more comfortable to talk about.  This article will cover: What is

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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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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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