When a parent has experienced psychosis – what kids want to know (Guide)

This brochure will help prepare parents or social workers to take the first step in discussing psychosis with their child/children they work with.

It guides how to answer the following questions:

  • What is psychosis?
  • When and how does psychosis start?
  • Can my mom or dad’s psychosis ever be fixed?
  • How can my mom or dad get better?
  • How can my mom or dad get better?
  • Is there anything I can do to make my mom or dad better?
  • What if my mom or dad has to go to hospital? What
    happens there?
  • What if my mom or dad is too sick to look after me?
  • What do I tell kids at school? Will they think bad things about my family?
  • Will it happen to me? Will I get it too?
  • What should I do if I’m scared? What can I do when I’m really worried about my mom or dad?

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