Myth Busters

• It’s NOT like in the movies, psychosis doesn’t mean you’re “psycho”.

• It CAN happen to you. 3 in 100 Canadians will have psychosis at some time in their life.

• You CAN’T “catch” Psychosis from someone else.

• If someone has psychosis, it doesn’t mean they will do bad things or that they are bad people.

• You CAN live a normal life with psychosis

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It’s true

New studies have linked drug and alcohol use to psychosis and other mental health issues.

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Treatment Options

The first step is understanding what Psychosis is and that it is treatable. Treatment often involves medication, monitoring symptoms, managing stress and creating a supportive network.

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