Recovery Stories

Most people will recover from an episode of Psychosis. There are things that help and things that hinder recovery.

Recovery IS expected

Do people recover from Psychosis?

  • About 20% (1 in 5) of the people who experience Psychosis will have just one episode.
  • Most people—60% (3 in 5)—will have more than one episode, i.e. they relapse. Between these relapses however, they will remain well and be able to live a perfectly normal life.
  • For some people, around 20% (1 in 5), symptoms and other difficulties may remain. We now understand a lot more about how to help people with Psychosis overcome these difficulties.

For more information and advice on recovery after an episode of Psychosis have a look at our “Getting Back on Your Feet” booklet. It includes some personal recovery stories written by young people who have experienced psychotic episodes.