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.

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; Kaleidoscope for people living with any mental illness; Young Adults for anyone aged 18-30 who is struggling with their mental health or who cares about someone who is.).

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.

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Cannabis & Psychosis - Exploring the Linkinfo@cannabisandpsychosis.caEducating 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
1-800 463-2338
Information on the symptoms of psychosis [E]ON
Continuum Santé Mentale Jeuness (Clinique JAP) 514-890-8242Services 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 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 Centre (EPIC)514-934-1934 x36178Treatment and prevention for first-episode psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal
Jewish General Hospital First Episode Psychosis Program (FEPP)514-340-8222 x24213Help for individuals between the ages of 16-30 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis and for their families [E/F]Montreal
Mind Your Mind (MYM)WebsiteExtensive information on psychosis, treatment options, and myths [E]Canada
Mood Disorders Association of Ontario1-888-486-8236Information on early psychosis in young people [E]ON
PEPP-Montreal514-888-4453Early intervention psychosis treatment for 1st episodes in people 14-35 [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal (Verdun)
PEPP-MUHC514-934-1934 x 34599 or 514-226-1464Help provide treatment for youth aged 17-35 experiencing their first episode of psychosis [E/F] (referral needed)Montreal
Psychosis 1011 888-495-7830
Information on symptoms, myths, and treatment of psychosis [E/F]ON