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How to interact with a daughter that has psychosis.

Unread postby Annieko » 20 Jun 2017

She believes she is moving into a million dollar home etc. I do not know what to say to her.

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Re: How to interact with a daughter that has psychosis.

Unread postby AndrewBCSS » 03 Aug 2017

Hi Annieko,

Thank you so much for reaching out, you are facing a very challenging time and we know that the more you reach out for support, the easier it will be to deal with the situation. We would recommend to neither agree nor disagree with the delusion. We have a module in our Strengthening Families Together program focused on how to communicate with a loved one living with psychosis. This program is free to anyone and you can contact a local Regional Educator to find out when the next Strengthening Families Together program will be running in your area.

We also have a Family Toolkit available online with a chapter on "Communication and Problem Solving Skills" (http://www.bcss.org/documents/HTH/famil ... LowRes.pdf)

We also have regular Family Support Groups happening across the province in various locations, you can find one near you and connect with them for more tips and ideas of how you can interact with your daughter. (http://www.bcss.org/monthly-meetings-calendar/)

If you have any additional questions or need additional support, please feel free to reach out and connect with us via phone at 1-888-888-0029 or email at prov@bcss.org.

Good luck,
Andrew Stewart
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British Columbia Schizophrenia Society
A reason to hope. The means to cope.

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