Psychosis

Psychosis is a medical condition that is characterized by a person’s loss of contact with reality. It affects their thoughts, perceptions, and/or behaviours. Psychosis is commonly associated with schizophrenia, and sometimes with depression and bipolar disorder. It can also be a result of illicit drug use. Please see below for organizations that can provide more information about psychosis–what it is, how to cope with it, and treatment possibilities.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health 416-535-8501
1-800-463-6273
Information on the symptoms of psychosis [E]ON
CAYR (Douglas Hospital)514-761-6131 x3381Assessment and prevention for youth at risk of psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
Early Psychosis InterventionWebsiteInfo on symptoms and treatment of psychosis for youth [E]BC
Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic (EPIC)514-934-1934 x36178Treatment and prevention for first-episode psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal
Get Help EarlyWebsite (Flash)Informative website about psychosis, art therapy and resources [E]Online (ON)
Mind Your Mind (MYM)WebsiteOnline support group for consumers & their families, coping tools [E]Canada
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Information on early psychosis in young people [E]ON
PEPP-Montreal (Douglas Hospital)514-888-4453Early intervention psychosis treatment for 1st episodes in people 14-35 [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)