What is Psychosis

Psychosis can be the start of a serious mental illness.  It involves losing touch with reality or not being able to tell what’s real or not real.  Psychosis symptoms usually happen to people under the age of 35 and often to young people between 15 and 25.

People experience psychosis in different ways.
It can involve:

  • Hallucinations – seeing or hearing
    things that aren’t there
  • False Beliefs – Believing things they
    know to be impossible
  • Mental Clarity – Feeling their mind is playing
    tricks on them
  • Interests – Losing interest in things they
    used to care about
  • Personality – Big changes in their personality
  • Friends & Family – Pulling away from
    friends and family
  • Personal Care – Not taking care of themselves
  • School & Work – Suddenly doing worse at
    school or work