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.
With an emphasis on overall wellness, early treatment programs attempt to minimize high-side effect medications.
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. Other programs focus on helping young people get back on track after a first episode. And, some programs offer support across the spectrum.
Check the map for a program near you, or download a list of programs.
If there is not a program near you, we recommend contacting the nearest one for treatment 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.
GET HELP NOW
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255), En español: 1-888-628-9454, Available 24/7
The Trevor Project
Support for LGTBQ youth 1-866-488-7386. Text and chat also available (see site).
Teen Line – teens helping teens
(800) TLC-TEEN from 6pm to 10pm PST.
Boys Town National Hotline
INTERNATIONAL & SPECIFIC ISSUES
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Check these locator services for other kinds of support:
- 24/7 National Treatment Referral Routing Service: 1-800-662-HELP (4357)
- Depression & Bipolar Support Alliance: Find A Pro
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