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We are excited to announce the release of our newly updated patient and family education resource the Early Psychosis: an information guide - now available free to download online, or for pickup at the Patient & Family Learning Space (one copy per person).  Hard copies can also be purchased through the CAMH Online Store – CAMH staff receive 50% off any purchase.

This new publication is the result of a collaboration between CAMH Education, Professional Practice Office and a group of interprofessional leaders with clinical expertise to update our CAMH information guides and support the mental health literacy of our patients, family/friends and the general public. Through this project, CAMH Education is working to create a consistent approach for how our patient and family education resources are developed and kept up-to-date.

The Early Psychosis: an information guide was updated with input from patients and families, and embeds recovery-based principles throughout. The info guide is written using plain accessible language and includes the latest research, treatment approaches and resources to support someone experiencing early psychosis.  A big thank you to the authors of this new edition: Matthew Tsuda, Jori Jones, Sarah Bromley, Monica Choi and Yarissa Herman.

More about the Early Psychosis: an information guide:

An early episode of psychosis can be confusing and frightening for those who experience it, and for their family and friends. The distress is heightened when those involved don’t understand what is happening, and what can be done to help. This guide outlines the symptoms, phases, causes and types of psychosis, and also describes treatment and support. Having this knowledge helps to increase understanding and promote recovery.

What’s next? We are currently reviewing and updating the following resources:

Anxiety disorders: an information guide

Concurrent disorders: an information guide

Forensic mental health system: an information guide

Promoting Recovery from first episode psychosis: a guide for families

If you have questions or comments, please contact Alexxa Abi-Jaoude:


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