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Table 7 Sections in the 2019 guidelines and the 2008 guidelines

From: Offering mental health first aid to a person experiencing psychosis: a Delphi study to redevelop the guidelines published in 2008

Sections in 2019 Guidelines Sections in 2008 Guidelines
What is psychosis?  
How do I know if someone may be developing psychosis? How do I know if someone is experiencing psychosis?
Common signs and symptoms when psychosis is developing Common symptoms when psychosis is developing
Things to avoid if you think a person may be experiencing psychosis  
How should I approach someone who may be experiencing psychosis? How should I approach someone who may be experiencing psychotic symptoms?
How should I talk to the person about what they are experiencing?  
Tips for communicating with a person who may be experiencing psychosis
 Language
 Listening non-judgementally
 Body language
 
How can I be supportive and understanding? How can I be supportive?
How should I treat the person with dignity and respect?  
How should I respond to hallucinations and delusions?
 What not to do when responding to hallucinations and delusions
How do I deal with delusions and hallucinations?
What if the person is experiencing paranoia?  
What if the person’s communication is affected? How do I deal with communication difficulties?
How do I respond to challenges during the discussion?  
Professional help:
 How should I encourage the person to seek professional help?
 How should I support the person to seek professional help?
 What if the person doesn’t want professional help?
Should I encourage the person to seek professional help?
What if the person doesn’t want help?
What about self-help strategies and other supports?  
What if the person has recently given birth?  
What if the person has been using alcohol or other drugs?  
What if the person is in a severe psychotic state?
 Safety considerations when the person is in a severe psychotic state
 De-escalation when the person is in a severe psychotic state
 Seeking help when the person is in a severe psychotic state
 If you think the person is in a severe psychotic state and needs to go to hospital
What should I do in a crisis situation when the person has become acutely unwell?
What if the person appears to be behaving aggressively? What if the person become aggressive?
How to de-escalate the situation?
What if I think the person is at risk of suicide?  
How can I look after my own self-care?