Paid Sponsorship by Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services – Get Help Early
With the right treatment and support, people affected by a first episode of psychosis can and do get better. They finish high school, graduate from college, find employment, enjoy long-term relationships and families of their own, volunteer, live independently, and more.
- Hearing, seeing, tasting, smelling, feeling, or believing things that others do not
- Persistent, unusual thoughts or beliefs that cannot be set aside regardless of what others believe
- Emotions that do not fit the situation or no emotions at all
- A sudden decline in taking care of themselves, such as not showering or eating regularly
- Trouble thinking clearly or concentrating.
Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis is a community-based treatment approach offered by a team of mental health specialists. Each specialist works with the individual to create a personalized treatment plan based on their goals, needs and preferences. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services supports Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis programs that are available at community mental health agencies throughout Ohio.
Making referrals to Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis and encouraging youth and young adults experiencing these symptoms to engage specialty treatment promotes a faster, more complete, more hopeful recovery from a first episode of psychosis. Visit mha.ohio.gov/GetHelpEarly to find contact information for Ohio Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis treatment programs.