What Family Members Need to Know

"When people with psychosis are asked what has been the most helpful for them in their recovery, they frequently mention a person who has been there for them and never gave up hope for their recovery."

Families are often the central care providers for the majority of young people experiencing a first episode of psychosis. Psychosis brings tremendous stress to the entire family and they usually experience an adjustment period and their own recovery process. Families, regardless of whether the young person lives at home or somewhere else, play an extremely important role in recovery from psychosis. Strong family support is one of the most important contributors to a successful recovery. This section provides some practical ideas about how to support your family member.