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Self-care with psychosis

Having psychosis can seem like a big challenge, but there are ways you can reduce its impact on your life. Trying some of the options below can make things more manageable, which in turn will help you feel more in control. This can help make other treatments more successful.

Things you can try:

Phone lines

If you feel the need to talk to someone there are phone lines with trained counsellors available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

1737, need to talk?

Phone: 1737 or 0800-1737-1737

Txt: 1737

Website: 1737.org.nz

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. 1737 is staffed by trained counsellors who can talk you through your problems and suggest help in your area.

Lifeline

Phone: 0800-LIFELINE (0800-543-354)

Txt: HELP (4357)

Lifeline is a free confidential professional counselling service available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Written by HealthInfo clinical advisers. Endorsed by consultant psychiatrist, Canterbury DHB. Last reviewed December 2020.

See also:

Getting help for a mental health issue

Keeping physically healthy with a mental illness or addiction

Medications for mental health issues

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