“I’m scared. I don’t know what’s going on with me.”
If you think you have symptoms of psychosis, don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask for help! Psychosis isn’t a problem you can deal with on your own, and there are plenty of resources set up to help you. Talk to your family, your friends, your doctor or your counsellor, or give us a call.
You might be experiencing psychosis if:
- You’ve noticed changes in your thoughts; for example, you’re feeling scared or anxious a lot of the time.
- You don’t want to hang out with your friends anymore, or your friends are wondering why you’ve changed.
- You stay up all night and sleep all day.
- You can’t understand what people are saying.
- Other people have trouble understanding what you’re saying.
- You feel overwhelmed by different emotions. One minute you’re sad; the next you’re scared. You might also feel angry with, frustrated by or suspicious of others.
- You believe that other people can control your thoughts.
- You find it hard to concentrate in school. Your marks are dropping, and you don’t enjoy sports or other activities anymore.
- You hear voices or strange noises, and you’re not sure if they’re real.
- You just don’t feel like doing anything.