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.
There are several organizations that can assist families who are looking for early psychosis treatment programs.
There are clinics across the country that participate in EPINET. See our interactive map for listing.
Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA):
EASA offers National Early Psychosis Directory that lists early psychosis programs.
Psychosis-Risk and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET):
PEPPNET supports an Interactive Map of Early Psychosis Programs that offer services to people 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
NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
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 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.
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.