Get Help Early
This website was developed by first-episode psychosis youth and parents with the help of dedicated family members who donated their talent, expertise and experience to create a partnership-based early psychosis resource.

British Columbia Schizophrenia Society (BCSS)
A number of excellent downloads are available on early psychosis intervention, schizophrenia, self-management and other topics. There is also a list of family support groups and educational programs and services available within BC.

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
General info on mental illnesses.

Here to Help
The Here to Help website has a Family Self-care and Recovery from Mental Illness workbook plus a number of other self-care resources.

Centre for Addictions and Mental Health (CMHA)
Available for download: Promoting Recovery from First Episode Psychosis: A Guide for Families

The Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Centre (EPPIC) (Australia)
Orygen Specialist Program (

International Early Psychosis Association (IEPA)
An international network for the study and treatment of early psychosis. Resources include publications, treatment manuals and links for clients and families.

The Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP)
An Early Psychosis program based out of Montreal. Provides detailed manuals on program operations and research.


If Your Adolescent has Schizophrenia: An Essential Resource for Parent
Raquel E. Gur and Ann Braden Johnson (Oxford University Press, 2006)

Surviving Schizophrenia: A Family Manual
E. Fuller Torrey (HarperCollins, 2013 6th ed.)

Understanding Schizophrenia
Richard S.E. Keefe and Philip D. Harvey (Simon and Schuster, 2010)

The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide
David J. Miklowitz (The New Guildford Press, 2002)

The Depression Workbook: A Guide for Living with Depression and Manic Depression
Mary Ellen Copeland (New Harbinger Publications, 2001)