It is often frightening for the person and confronting for others, but psychosis can be treated and recovery is possible. Without treatment, psychosis can seriously disrupt a young person's life and development.
Getting treatment for psychosis early is really important. If you're worried about someone, seek help from your GP or local mental health service.
The new headspace Youth Early Psychosis Program is rolling-out across Australia in 2015. The program offers specialist support to young people experiencing, or at risk of developing, their first episode of psychosis.
Find out more about the program, and where these services are offered in the video below.