PEPPNET Quarterly Newsletter

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


Issue 02→                                  (Summer, 2016)

Why Our Voice Matters, UC Davis SacEDAPT Clinic/NIMH Funding Opportunity:  Reducing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis/First episode psychosis in the over 35s: Is there a role for early intervention?/The STEP Program

Issue 03→                                  (Fall, 2016)


NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, Developing State Advocacy Toolkit for Early Psychosis: Powered by Hope project/Exercise & Cognition/Risk Calculator/EDAPT Clinics/New First Episode Program Training Directory

Issue 04→                                  (Winter, 2016)


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

Issue 05→                                  (Spring, 2017)


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

Issue 06→                                  (Summer 2017)


Strong 365 is a public education project of One Mind Institute. Through its online resource hub, social networks and blog, the digital campaign seeks to identify young people in need of support for psychosis, and connect them to information and treatment earlier.

Issue 07→                                  (Fall 2017)


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.

Issue 08→                                  (Winter 2018)


Spotlight on: OnTrackNY is a type of coordinated specialty care (CSC) treatment model that developed from the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE-IES Connection Program) initiative funded by NIMH...In Their Own Words: Under the umbrella of Mental Health Association of Oregon, Peerlink National Technical Assistance center is one of five TA centers funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Out of that group, Peerlink is one of three that are peer-run....

Issue 09→                                  (Summer 2018)


Spotlight on: The Oregon Early Assessment and Support Alliance is celebrating the tenth year since it began statewide dissemination and 11 new counties started programs. From the Research Front: Previous research has demonstrated that many patients with substance-induced psychosis are likely to later develop psychotic or other psychiatric disorders. However, few studies have examined the mechanisms behind the conversion of substance use to other psychiatric diagnoses.  In Their Own Words: Even though 1.1% of the world’s population over the age of eighteen has some sort of form of schizophrenia, there is currently no organization focused on specifically helping college students who have schizophrenia.

2nd National Advancing Early Psychosis Care Conference in the United States, October 2, 2019, NYC.


PEPPNET Anti-Racism Statement, Felton Institute, In Your Own Words:  "Many of us have been diagnosed with a psychosis-related disorder, though we don’t always view this as a detriment.  My personal struggle with voices has taken me on a journey from despair to happiness." PEPPNET SMI Adviser partnership.