It’s not always easy to seek help, let alone find the right kind.
Whatever you’re looking for – from crisis lines to specialized support in your community, we’ve got you covered.
WHAT IS EARLY TREATMENT FOR PSYCHOSIS?
Getting help in the first stages of psychosis offers the best chance for full recovery. It is also a time when risks to health and well-being are highest. The goal of getting into specialized support early is to set off on a smoother path to wellness, allowing you to get back to the life you want to live sooner.
Early psychosis treatment programs offer individualized support focused on helping people reach personal goals such as staying in school or work and maintaining relationships.
Early intervention treatment typically includes:
All early psychosis treatment programs are aimed at recovery, but some have specific focuses. Some offer treatment before a full episode occurs; these are called “Clinical High Risk” programs. Other programs focus on helping young people get back on track after a first episode, called “First Episode Psychosis” or “Coordinated Specialty Care.” And, some programs offer support across the spectrum.
Check the map for a program near you, or download a list of programs. Note: For states with extensive listings such as NY and OR, please see the list of programs for a link to a full statewide directory. To add or update program information, please fill out our Early Psychosis Provider Form.
If there is not a program near you, we recommend contacting the nearest program for provider recommendations in your local area. Your nearest university-based mental health clinic, research lab, or state mental health agency may also be helpful in recommending local providers.
If you’re looking for early psychosis treatment outside of the U.S., check this international resource.
When it’s not psychosis:
FINDING THE RIGHT SUPPORT
Explore providers in your area whose experience, identities and expertise meet your needs. For apps, advocacy communities and more, check out Resources We Love.
- 24/7 National Treatment Referral Routing Service: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: Find A Pro
- Psychology Today
- SAMHSA National Treatment Locator
Free or reduced-cost
- FindHelp.org, a directory of free or reduced-cost mental health, medical and social services
- Open Path Psychotherapy Collective, a nationwide network of mental health professionals providing mental health care at a steeply reduced rate to individuals, couples, children, and families in need
- Project Let’s Peer Counseling, reserved for individuals who cannot afford therapy or cannot access a mental health professional
- Strong 365 Peer Support Chat with trained listeners, offered in partnership with 7 Cups. Free, 24/7 (code: STRONG)
- The Loveland Foundation, providing financial assistance to Black women and girls seeking therapy
Community-Specific Provider Directories
- Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Therapist Directory
- Black Virtual Therapist Network by BEAM
- Inclusive Therapists offers a directory of providers offering equal access to quality, culturally responsive care
- Latinx Therapy
- National Queer And Trans Therapists Of Color Network
- South Asian Mental Health Initiative and Network
- The Association of Black Psychologists Directory
- Therapy for Black Girls therapist network providing high quality, culturally competent services to Black women and girls
- Therapy for Black Men
- We R Native, a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth
GET HELP NOW
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255), En español: 1-888-628-9454, Available 24/7
Support for LGTBQ youth 1-866-488-7386. Text and chat also available (see site).
Teens helping teens. (800) TLC-TEEN from 6pm to 10pm PST.
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