Where can we get help?

The more you and the person who is afflicted find out about psychoses, the better. It happens that some are too scared or embarrassed to seek help.

Perhaps they have no idea where to start. Information is crucial, and the more you know about the illness and how to deal with it, the more control you will have over the situation. Get in touch with people who are knowledgeable about psychotic disorders. Contact mental health professionals, your local doctor or a psychiatrist in private practice. Ask a lot of questions. There are also community organisations that have been established to offer help and support to persons with a psychotic disorder and their families. They provide information and support of many kinds. They also run support groups where persons with common interests or problems can meet to learn new ways of coping.