Early Assessment and Support Alliance

Impact of Psychosis


Impact of Psychosis on Family Members

Psychosis can have a tremendous impact on all family members. Almost universally, psychosis is accompanied by a grief process which affects everyone. The stages of the grief process include shock/denial, learning to cope, and acceptance. Individuals at different stages of grief need different things.

Family members are often at different places in the grief process, which may cause conflict. As families continue to deal with psychosis, they may go through the grief process many times. This is normal. However, it is also important to pay attention to how family members are affected by the stress and grief associated by this illness, and not to hesitate to get additional counseling.

  • Impact of Psychosis