2. Impact of psychosis on families


Stages of grief



Acceptance is a process that occurs as you gradually become aware that your relative is experiencing psychosis. You begin to realize you can contribute to your relative’s recovery.

You may say:

“This is not what I had hoped for in a partnership. I will try to figure out how I will cope and continue with my life.”

“I recognize that my child has a problem and feel very sad about it. I need to take care of myself and figure out the best way to support them.”

“This isn’t how I would have chosen for things to be, but I will work to make sense out of this, so that I can make life work for my relative and me.”

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