First episode psychosis usually occurs in teens and young adults. Maybe you are worried about your own mental health, a sibling's, or a friend's. It's important to talk to someone about what you are going through, and to seek help from someone who is knowledgeable about this condition and respectful of your experiences and choices.
Here are some resources to help you get informed and start the conversation:
What is Psychosis?
What is a First Episode?
Has anybody else been through this?
The goal of OK2TALK is to create a community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health problems and encourage them to talk about what they’re experiencing by sharing their personal stories of recovery, tragedy, struggle or hope. Anyone can add their voice by sharing creative content such as poetry, inspirational quotes, photos, videos, song lyrics and messages of support in a safe, moderated space.
Active Minds is the leading nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. We are changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.
Voices of Recovery Videos
These 24 brief video clips created as part of the RAISE Connection program feature individuals telling their stories about who they are and what has been helpful in managing their psychotic disorder. You’ll meet people who are single, married, in school, working, hanging out with old and new friends, and living healthy lives.
Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment Locator
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has developed a confidential and anonymous a tool that provides information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder and other conditions. These evidence-based programs provide medication, therapy, family and peer support, assistance with education and employment and other services.