Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsWILLIAM: It all went wrong in the first year of my studies. I moved out. A lot things were happening. I was going to Uni. And I had to arrange a lot of things by myself. And I've got new friends. I started going out more. And I had a lot more alcohol and drugs than before. And I think it all started when I just started leaving my room less and less. And I just didn't want to see anyone. I didn't want to go out and see my parents or my friends. And then I just stopped going to Uni together. I just felt like everyone there didn't want me there and thought I was an idiot.

Skip to 0 minutes and 50 secondsAnd more and more, I thought that everyone could see inside my head. And because of that, they could see how weird I was. And there was this voice, it was just telling me that I was wrong. I know that it seems strange now that I'm thinking about it. But at the time, it is so real.

William tells about his experience

Welcome to Week 5 about psychosis and resilience. The first steps are about psychosis. When you have psychosis you are very confused and see the world differently than it actually is. Often your surroundings feel scary or threatening to you.

We start with William’s story, as he tells us about how his psychosis developed.

Share this video:

This video is from the free online course:

Young People and Their Mental Health

University of Groningen