More Resources for Individuals Experiencing Psychosis

Telling Your Story

Why Storytelling Matters

Talking about experiences can help storytellers…

Taking Care of Yourself

When telling your story, it may be helpful to…

Empowerment Through Storytelling

Responding to Stories

Respect storytellers’ boundaries and pace Encourage and give positive feedback Use active listening skills Recognize and respect cultural differences Connect storytellers with resources and networks Encourage peer support and collaboration
Pressure people to tell their stories Judge or criticize Interrupt or correct stories Make assumptions Lean on stereotypes Center the listener


Storytellers must feel physically and emotionally safe Some may feel more comfortable sharing after hearing from others with shared experiences Build a community which values and uplifts individual stories Create an inclusive and culturally sensitive environment

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