Changing the Trajectory of a New Generation: Universal Access to Early Psychosis Intervention
Source: National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: People experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP), People with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Family, Mental Health Treatment, Psychiatric or Mental Health Stabilization
Rather than a negative spiral of crisis, isolation, disability and social disenfranchisement, Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) programs support young people and families to access effective care quickly and transition successfully to adult roles. The combination of scientific knowledge, dissemination support, young adult and family voice, and leadership at state, local and national levels has created an unprecedented opportunity for the next generation of youth. This paper discusses how we can achieve the bold goal of ensuring universal access to early psychosis intervention in every community.