If you have concerns about a young person who may be experiencing psychosis, please contact the early psychosis intervention (EPI) service for your health region. These clinics can normally be…
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Series of youtube videos showing how adolescent brains work and how they develop. Psychosis is an illness that most commonly first appears in adolescence - whose still developing brain is more easily damaged by stressors like drugs, alcohol, injure and severe stress.
The ReachOut Psychosis program won the Schizophrenia Society of Canada Initiatives/Programs of Excellence Award for 2008, competing against programs nominated from across Canada. The ReachOut Psychosis presentation Video shown on…
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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".
This fact sheet for teachers is posted with permission of the Vancouver Richmond Early Psychosis Intervention Program.
<a href="http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/?p=56"><img hspace="5" align="left" class="size-full wp-image-230" title="Reaching Out Classroom Video" src="http://www.reachoutpsychosis.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/reachingout_222.jpg" alt="" width="222" height="167" /></a>This video tells the story of Todd, a young man becoming ill with psychosis, and his friend who figures out what's wrong and helps him get help.