The following resources include local and state program directories, a virtual resource center, and an inventory of best practices in high risk and early psychosis programs:
NASMHPD’s EARLY INTERVENTION IN PSYCHOSIS VIRTUAL RESOURCE CENTER
The EIP virtual resource center provides reliable information for practitioners, policymakers, individuals, families, and communities in order to foster more widespread adoption and utilization of early intervention programming for persons at risk for, or experiencing a first episode of, psychosis.
EARLY DETECTION AND INTERVENTION FOR THE PREVENTION OF PSYCHOSIS PROGRAM (EDIPPP)
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded EDIPPP from 2007 to 2013 in six site locations. EDIPPP sites treated the early warning signs of severe mental illness (schizophrenia, bipolar disorder with psychosis, and major depression with psychosis) in people ages 12 to 25 as part of a rigorous research program. Here is a summary of outcomes and case studies that demonstrate the positive impact that EDIPPP has had on the lives of young people and their families.
RECOVERY AFTER AN INITIAL SCHIZOPHRENIA EPISODE (RAISE)
RAISE is an NIMH research project that seeks to fundamentally change the trajectory and prognosis of schizophrenia through coordinated and aggressive treatment in the earliest stages of illness.
PROGRAM DIRECTORY OF EARLY PSYCHOSIS INTERVENTION PROGRAMS
This directory was created by the Foundation for Excellence in Mental Health Care (FEMHC) and the Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) Center for Excellence at Portland State University to create a database and directory of early intervention programs for psychosis within the U.S.
US EARLY PSYCHOSIS TREATMENT PROGRAMS, NATIONAL PSYCHOSIS PREVENTION COUNCIL
INVENTORY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN OF EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES FOR TREATING PERSONS IN EARLY STAGES OF SERIOUS MENTAL DISORDERS
SAMHSA'S RECOVERY TO PRACTICE RESOURCE CENTER
Website hosted by SAMHSA which has resources on peer support, collaborative decision making and how to build a recovery-oriented program:
THE NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI)
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Their website is loaded with information, resources, and links to local services.
WINTER 2018, Issue No.08
Newsletter Past Issues
Congress Adds $400M in Funding for Mental Health / Partners for StrongMinds Launches / Comprehensive Versus Usual Community Care for First-Episode Psychosis / OnTrackNY
In Their Own Words: Felton Client Centered Outcomes Outreach engagement comics/Spotlight On: Pathways-Kickstart provides services designed to help prevent the onset of pschotic illness/From the Research Front: researchers looked at the relationship between relapse and discontinuation of antipsychotic medication/In the News: IMHRO changes name/New Resources: SAMHSA sponsored the development of numerous resource materials and activities
In Their Own Words: ASHA International is an international 501©3 organization based in Portland, Oregon with the mission to promote personal, organizational, and community wellness through mental health education, training and support./Spotlight On: The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center/From the Research Front: Supported Employment and Education in Comprehensive, Integrated Care for First Episode Psychosis: Effects on Work, School, and Disability Income
In Their Own Words:...The most important feedback I have gotten from young adult peers, exposed to the site, is that “I don’t feel so alone, knowing others hear voices”. Another peer, not served by my team, told me that “It was very defeating to be told (by a professional) ‘you know the voices/visions aren’t real, just ignore them’, when I wanted to talk about the distress they caused me, I knew they weren’t real”. Voice Collective, while emphasizing that not all voices/visions are distressing, has extensive resources if the peer wants support. These resources are created by peers with lived experience.