Psychosis - a condition which affects the mind's ability to decide what's real and what's not - can happen to anyone. At any time. Whether it's a build up of everyday stresses or a specific trauma, it will cause someone's behaviour to change.

A bit like being underwater, for someone experiencing psychosis things seem different, but it can be hard for them to understand, explain or even notice. They might look the same on the surface, but underneath their world is changing. Changes can happen suddenly, or gradually over time. However it happens, the longer it's left the harder it is to see through it, to talk about it or to get help.

If you notice unusual behaviour changes in a family member, a friend, someone you work with or just someone you know, Cornwall's Early Intervention Team can help; from reassurance and support to assessments and referrals.

If you are worried, get in touch. It's what we're here for.

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