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 2016, Issue No.04