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Experiences of psychosis are more common than one might think. Roughly 3 to 5 percent of the population will experience a psychotic disorder at some point in their lifetime (Perälä, 2007). Early identification and intervention for psychosis is a high public health priority and can greatly minimize disability and improve lives. Treating psychosis early is important since this gives people the best chance at recovery and rehabilitation.
The New England MHTTC is working with providers around the region to improve their capacity to serve people experiencing early psychosis. Here are a few of our initiatives:
Early Psychosis Learning Collaborative – through webinars, online discussions, consultations, and more, the EPLC is dedicated to disseminating evidence-based practices to support people in the early stages of psychosis.
New England MHTTC Early Psychosis events - Use the term "EPLC" to filter upcoming and past events.
Online Series: Mental Health Self-Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic for Health Care Workers and First Responders - A series of interactive webinars, specifically focused on HCWs and first responders in the New England region. Use the term "Wellness" to filter upcoming or past events. For the resources catalog, click here.
Online Series: Providing Culturally Responsive Care and Addressing Cross-Cultural Barriers in Early Psychosis - A series of online meetings to discuss topics of cultural diversity in the context of early psychosis and clinical high-risk populations.
HEK Course: Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC) Basics - a series geared towards any individuals that are new to working on an Early Psychosis Specialty Team – including students, clinicians, prescribers, supported employment specialists, family clinicians, and peer specialists.
Reference: Perälä J, Suvisaari J, Saarni SI, Kuoppasalmi K, Isometsä E, Pirkola S, Partonen T, Tuulio-Henriksson A, Hintikka J, Kieseppä T, Härkänen T, Koskinen S, Lönnqvist J. Lifetime prevalence of psychotic and bipolar I disorders in a general population. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Jan;64(1):19-28. PubMed PMID: 17199051.