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.
If you have a loved one who is struggling with psychosis, AMI-Quebec can help! Click HERE for information about our family counselling program, HERE for our workshops, or HERE for our support groups (Family and Friends for caregivers, or Kaleidoscope for people with any mental illness).
Please see below for organizations that can provide help and more information about psychosis–what it is, how to cope with it, and treatment possibilities.
|Cannabis & Psychosis - Exploring the Linkfirstname.lastname@example.org||Educating individuals on the link between cannabis and psychosis from experts and people with first hand experience [E/F]||Canada|
|Centre for Addiction and Mental Health||416-535-8501|
|Information on the symptoms of psychosis [E]||ON|
|Continuum Santé Mentale Jeuness (Clinique JAP)||514-890-8242||Services for youth aged 18-30 who have psychosis and live in the area served by the CSSS Jeanne-Mance et Coeur-de-l'île [F]||Montreal|
|CAYR (Douglas Hospital)||514-761-6131 x3381||Assessment and prevention for youth at risk of psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)||Montreal (Verdun)|
|Early Psychosis Intervention||Website||Info on symptoms and treatment of psychosis for youth [E]||BC|
|Early Psychosis Intervention Centre (EPIC)||514-934-1934 x36178||Treatment and prevention for first-episode psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)||Montreal|
|Mind Your Mind (MYM)||Website||Extensive information on psychosis, treatment options, and myths [E]||Canada|
|Mood Disorders Association of Ontario||1-888-486-8236||Information on early psychosis in young people [E]||ON|
|PEPP-Montreal (Douglas Hospital)||514-888-4453||Early intervention psychosis treatment for 1st episodes in people 14-35 [E/F] (referral needed)||Montreal (Verdun)|
|PEPP-MUHC||514-934-1934 x 34599 or 514-226-1464||Help provide treatment for youth aged 17-35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)||Montreal|
|Psychosis 101||1 888-495-7830||Information on symptoms, myths, and treatment of psychosis [E/F]||ON|