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Accelerating advances in early psychosis care, recovery outcomes, and scientific discovery through a national early psychosis learning health care partnership

Clients and Families

Psychosis is a condition where a person loses contact with reality and may experience paranoia, delusions, or hallucinations. It often begins in late teens to mid-20s. About 100,000 adolescents and young adults experience early psychosis, sometimes referred to as first episode psychosis, each year.

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Understanding Psychosis

Finding Help

There are several organizations that can assist families who are looking for early psychosis treatment programs.

EPINET Early Psychosis Intervention Network

EPINET:
There are clinics across the country that participate in EPINET. See our interactive map for listing.

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) and Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET):
EASA and PEPPNET have partnered to offer a National Interactive Map and an Associated Directory that lists early psychosis programs for individuals who are at risk for, or are experiencing, early psychosis.

Early Serious Mental Illness Treatment:
The treatment locator provides confidential and anonymous information for persons and their family members who are seeking treatment facilities in the United States or U.S. Territories for a recent onset of serious mental illnesses such as psychosis, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other conditions.

Families and Friends

Organizations with Resources for Clients and Families

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.

National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a national family-run organization linking more than 120 chapters and state organizations focused on the issues of children and youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health needs and their families.

One Mind:

One Mind is a lived-experience-led nonprofit focused on helping people with brain illness and injury to recover so that they can succeed in their lives. To achieve the vision of Accelerating Brain Health for All, we catalyze comprehensive action, working from science, to patient, to society.

Strong 365

Designed for individuals and families, Strong 365 provides online education, peer support, and connection to providers specializing in first episode psychosis across the United States.

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