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This fact sheet for teachers is posted with permission of the Vancouver Richmond Early Psychosis Intervention Program.
Psychosis can be induced by drugs or can be “drug assisted”. Some stimulating drugs, like amphetamines, can cause psychosis, while other drugs, including marijuana, can trigger the onset of psychosis in someone who is already at increased risk because they have “vulnerability”.
Family Coping Booklet: Information on how to cope with a loved one experiencing episodes of psychosis. http://www.psychosissucks.ca/epi/downloads.cfm
This interactive flash presentation gives excellent information on psychosis, diagnosis, treatment and services for BC.
This article, in the Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, is about a study done of sisters and brothers of youth with psychosis and talks about how siblings are affected.
Siblings and psychosis (This is a link to the full article)
This is the abstract (summary) of the article:
The growth of early intervention in psychosis services (EIPS) has prompted [...]
Would you like to talk online with others who are supporting or caring about someone with psychosis, schizophrenia, a mood disorder, depression or some other mental health concern?
Would you like to ask questions about mental illness and get information on support and services available to you in BC?
Click here to go to our online support forum, which provides support for family members and supporters. Click on the title link above for more information.
When a family member suffers from a mental illness, one of the most important things to do is to take the time to learn about the disorder. By educating yourself as much as you can about the mental or substance use disorder, you can take an active role in your family member’s recovery. The Family Toolkit was designed to assist families in caring for a family member with a mental illness by providing information and practical resources.