Kathy’s Story: A Parent’s Perspective Navigating Psychosis

by | May 24, 2023 | Friends & Family, Stories, Videos

Kathy shares her experience as a parent navigating psychosis for her daughter.



When we saw our daughter struggling, we were just so confused and scared because we were dealing with something we didn’t understand. We first noticed when she was in college, actually, that she was falling apart. And kind of isolating herself. Her thinking was very disorganized, and we were taking her to the emergency room for panic attacks. We couldn’t find a doctor who could tell us what was going on. But when we came to Navigate, they embraced her and our family. They were compassionate and Navigate was the first place that included her on all the decision making about her treatment, which was so respectful. Acknowledging that this is a person, not a problem. Navigate gave peer support, educational and job support, psychiatric help with medications that got refined and family counseling, where we met with her and that made all the difference. She’s now doing fantastic, regaining her life. And I never, I never thought she’d be where she is today compared to where she was. She is motivated, enjoying her music, enjoying life. It’s miraculous and that’s all because of Navigate. No matter what your insurance is, no matter what your finances are, they will work with you to make this happen.

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