2. Impact of psychosis on families


Common stressors

Family members report that their lives change drastically when a relative has a mental illness. For example, you may experience:

    changes in roles and expectations
    emotional and social isolation
    emotional and physical exhaustion
    changes in the nature of the relationship
    financial worries
    difficulty navigating the health care system.

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