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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Where do I go to get help?

    • If you or your loved one’s need is urgent or if it is an emergency (you are unsafe), you should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital’s emergency room. If your needs are not an emergency, we offer a variety of helpful website links and phone numbers for local support services on our Helpful Resources page.
  • Am I going crazy?

    • People commonly ask this question when they are experiencing things that are new and frightening. Seeing or hearing things that others may not, feeling as though people are against you, and having strange thoughts are symptoms of psychosis. You are not “going crazy.” You are experiencing a medical condition. There are many reasons why this might occur. It is important to talk with someone who is able to assess what is happening to see what might be causing your symptoms. Learn More »
  • Will they put me in the hospital? Will I need to take medication?

    • Your symptoms need to be assessed by a mental health professional to know if you may need to be hospitalized but there are outpatient treatment services that can often provide the treatment for psychosis without the individual needing to be hospitalized. This will also determine if medications may be helpful for you.
  • I’ve never done this before. What is going to happen? How does this go?

    • We know it is difficult to seek help when feeling badly or frightened. The important thing is that you do seek help in order to find out what is causing your symptoms so that you can understand what is happening and what might help. You will be asked questions about what you are experiencing. It is important to share all of what is going on for you. We will help you with the process step by step.

To schedule an assessment or get further information:

Call: 1-888-nm-early (1-888-663-2759)

Email: dhalperin@salud.unm.edu or lsmart@salud.unm.edu