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ALL FEP CENTERS ARE ACCEPTING NEW PARTICIPANTS AS WELL AS CONTINUING TO OFFER SERVICES THAT FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES FOR COVID-19

Changing Minds, Empowering Lives

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HeadsUp is a collaborating organization whose mission is to help end the stigma around psychosis through education, advocacy, and support. We promote early intervention centered around personalized, accessible, and effective care for all people in Pennsylvania. Learn More +

When you or someone in your family is suffering from psychosis it can be hard to know where to turn. The first experience with psychosis can be frightening and confusing but finding help early provides the best hope for recovery.

We understand that navigating these changes can be challenging. We offer a supportive platform of hope to individuals and their families to make information, care, and recovery more manageable.

Worried about yourself?

Sometimes we notice our minds or bodies are feeling off which can feel confusing or even scary.  If you have been experiencing troubling beliefs, problems with perception, disorganized thinking, or withdrawal it is good to know there are people who can help you sort through these uncomfortable feelings and determine if and when care may be needed.  Even though it is hard to reach out, it is important not to ignore these signs.

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Worried about a family member or friend?

If someone you care about has been exhibiting unusual behaviors such as problems with perception, disorganized thinking, or withdrawal there are people who can help. While it may feel uncomfortable to reach out, its important not to ignore early signs of concern or distress. Take the first step and learn more about early psychosis.

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Finding hope and support with providers from the STEP clinic

"It's really helped for me to realize that things can get better, you can make improvements in your life. Nothing's easy at first but with practice and time and effort it becomes gradually easier. There is nothing you can't overcome.”

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An empowering path to recovery with the caring team from the ENGAGE clinic

"I didn't know that I had empowerment, that I was a valid human being...I am very excited about the possibility for the future for myself in a way that I couldn't have imagined would have been possible without the FEP programs.”

Events & Announcements

Students & Early Psychosis: A Panel Discussion

College students, family members and staff, here is a great opportunity to learn more about early psychosis! We will feature expert panelists from across the state of Pennsylvania to answer your questions. More information to come including how to submit a question, details about our panelists and key note speaker.

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Latest newsletter edition now available!

Curious about the work we at HeadsUp are up to? Visit the latest edition of our quarterly newsletter to find out. We are especially excited to feature a story of hope and recovery from Samantha Grenon, the Supported Education & Employment Specialist (SEES) for the Delaware County Child and Family Focus On My Way program. If you do not receive our newsletters and would like to email us at: Headsuppaorg@gmail.com

Quarterly Newsletter

Events & Announcements

7th Annual Pennsylvania Early Psychosis Conference!

This year’s conference was a big success and wonderful showcase of dynamic, high-quality presenters and sessions. During the first week of the conference, we focused on First Episode Psychosis (FEP) Care and Coordinated Specialty Care (CSC), offering professionals and practitioners treating early psychosis opportunities to strengthen skill sets, share best practices with peers, and implement new strategies, research, and trends into practice. Week 2 of the conference focused on Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R).

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HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor Phone Line

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) centers are not always conveniently located to people who need them. If you are a Pennsylvania clinician working with a client who may be experiencing early psychosis, we are here to help connect you to information regarding specific care, research, and telehealth resources.  For more information or to submit your first question visit the HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor page in the clinician’s space of our website OR you can now call our toll free line: 1-833-933-2816

Early intervention—providing effective care within thefirst few months of illness—for young people with schizophrenia is now a national mental health care priority. Coordinated Speciality Care (CSC) enhances work and school participation and supports recovery.” Find out more about the National Institutes of Health’s important milestones in the Rapid Translation of Science to Real-World Practice: Coordinated Speciality Care Treatment Programs for Early Schizophrenia here.

First Episode Psychosis Centers in PA are Making a Difference

Early Intervention in Psychiatry
91%

91% decrease in number of participant hospitalizations

126%

Employment rates increased by 126%

85%

School enrollment increased by 85% in those over 18

82%

82% decrease in suicide attempts

76%

76% decrease in homelessness

*all mentioned data is at 24 month follow-up