EPI video encourages young people with psychosis to get help early
Written by Christina Krack, Clinical Nurse Educator, Early Psychosis Program

Three young people who share their stories with the Early Psychosis Intervention program.

Psychosis is a serious brain condition that affects your ability to determine what is real or not. It often begins in the late teens and early adult years and can derail young people and their families from their path in life. Psychosis is treatable and recovery is possible; however, the condition can become complex with increased health risks if left untreated for too long.

To help young people and their loved ones understand the importance of early treatment for this condition, the Early Psychosis Intervention program team has released a new video. It features the personal journeys of three young people with psychosis to show that recovery is possible yet very individual.

The Early Psychosis Intervention program promotes early detection and treatment of psychosis. This quick-access program provides assessment and comprehensive treatment for young people between the ages of 13 and 30 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis.

If you or a loved one have noticed some unusual changes in thinking and behaviour, or are experiencing social isolation and/or feelings of suspiciousness, depression or anxiety, please contact the Early Psychosis Intervention program. Visit fraserhealth.ca/earlypsychosis for the phone number of the office nearest you.


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