Resources for Consumers and Loved OnesCognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBTp)
Self-Help Books Related to Recovery, Psychoeducation, and Symptom Coping
Resources for Family and Friends
- Dr. Kate Hardy presented a 1-hour webinar on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for psychosis geared toward family members and loved ones as part of the National Alliance on Mental Illness “Ask the Expert” series on March 22, 2019. Click HERE to watch the webinar.
- Explore the key issues related to caring for a relative with psychosis or schizophrenia, with this short, free online course offered through King’s College London
- Circle of Care: A Guidebook for Mental Health Caregivers published by the National Alliance for Caregiving (NAC) and NAMI
- The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia. by Mueser, KT & Gingerich, S. (2006). The Guilford Press.
- I Am Not Sick, I Don’t Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment. by Amador, X. (2011). Vida Press; 10th Anniversary
- Helping Families Understand Services for Persons with Early Serious Mental Illness: A Tip Sheet for Families
- Brochure: Right from the Start: Keeping Your Body in Mind
- Psychosis First Aid Guide for Family and Friends developed by Colleagues at the University of San Francisco.
- COVID-19 resources for families and caregivers of a loved one with psychosis
- The British Columbia Schizophrenia Society – Early Psychosis: Helping Your Family Member
- A Sibling’s Guide to Psychosis: Information, Ideas and Resources (cmha.ca)
- Family Coping Booklet
- What Schizophrenia Does to Families — Click here to read one family’s story of caring for their son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia in his early 20s.
Online Peer Support Resources
Other Online Resources
Compassion for Voices: A Tale of Courage and Hope
“A Tale of Mental Illness” Elyn Saks
“The Voices in my Head” Eleanor Longden
“What hallucinations reveal about our minds” Oliver Sacks
Andrew, on his first episode