Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Programs serves young people with early psychosis who are between the ages of 13 to 35, and their families. The programs bridges youth and adult mental health services, and links community with hospital. EPIs provides a range of services including medication management; education (individual and group); stress management and support; relapse prevention; along with assistance with other needs such as education, work, housing, drug misuse, etc.
This web site, created by a partnership of BC’s health regions, promotes early detection, educates about psychosis and provides direction for seeking help. In short, it sports a TON of information about what psychosis might look like, what it means, and what you can do about it, including a listing of EPI programs and supports available in your area.
For teens, the site can provide some insight as to why you might be seeing/hearing/feeling the things you are as well as help you to try and make sense of it all. Best of all, there is help out there, and it can tell you some of the ways that can happen!