A colleague recently suggested to me that one of the very worst (yet common) practices in modern mental health treatment is the one of telling people that their psychotic confusion is just something wrong with their brain, and that it should not be understood as a response to something that happened to them.
When that happens, an already confused person can easily become more confused as the link between traumatic experience they might have had, and their confused response to that experience, is denied and becomes invisible.
One way to challenge that thinking is just to download and print this flyer, which describes ten ideas for thinking differently about trauma and psychosis. Lots of great food for thought all on one page! Thanks to Recovery Network: Toronto for putting this together.