Youth and Mental Health 101
Mental health challenges in youth
Schizophrenia and psychosis
What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that affects how a person thinks, feels, behaves and relates to others. Schizophrenia can include psychosis, which is when a person loses contact with reality and can’t tell the difference between what’s real and what’s not.
How schizophrenia might affect you
Certain mental and emotional changes can be early signs that someone may develop schizophrenia. These changes usually happen before more serious symptoms develop. They include:
Noticed most in ages
1 in 100
1. CAMH, 2018d
2. CMHA, 2013a
3. CMHA, 2013a