A New Challenge in Mental Health: Detecting Psychosis Before It Begins

Featured on The Boston Globe. Author: Felice Freyer

A Massachusetts nonprofit that encourages screening for mental illness is extending its work into a new arena — psychosis.

Screening for Mental Health, best known for such events as National Depression Screening Day, is launching an effort Tuesday to disseminate a new questionnaireintended to detect the precursors of psychosis, the condition of suffering from delusions and hallucinations.


The nonprofit hopes to place the questionnaire on the websites of Massachusetts colleges, civic organizations, and other groups starting Tuesday and eventually roll it out in other states. It is available online at www.psychosisaware.org.

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