Family Stories

At PIER, our participants have told us that it is best to learn about psychosis from those who have lived it.

The videos on this page are of past and current PIER participants. They have agreed to share their experiences in order to help others who might be going through something similar. In the videos, the discuss when they noticed a change in their loved one, what helped, and what keeps them feeling hopeful.

“Hindsight is 20/20.” Betsy

“The time is now.” Betsy

“Turning point.” Emma & Karen

“Part of the solution” Betsy

MaineHealth Institute for Research
PIER Program

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

The PIER Program is part of the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and MaineHealth Institute for Research.
Funding for PIER comes from the Mental Health Block Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services.