Family and Friends

How Can I Help?

A young person experiencing a psychotic episode needs help, but as the parent, spouse, sibling or friend of that young person, figuring out where and how to get that help can be difficult for many reasons:

  • Recognizing that there is a problem is hard because early psychosis can easily be mistaken for the normal ups and downs young people experience.
  • The young person may be in denial that he or she is unwell and may refuse to get help
  • It can very difficult managing a person who is in a psychotic state
  • It’s difficult to know where to go for help.