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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

Telehealth Offering

Professional Care Anywhere

First Episode Psychosis (FEP) centers are not always conveniently located to the people who need them. This may be particularly true for individuals in rural communities.

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If you are working with a client who may be experiencing early psychosis we are here to help connect you to information regarding online/telehealth resources. If you are interested in learning more, contact us at headsuppaorg@gmail.com (please do not send any personal health information or personally identifying information via email).

Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Conversation Tip Sheet

Developed by our EPINET collaborators, COVID-19 vaccination educational information for clinicians and individuals receiving care.

COVID-19 Vaccine Conversation Tip Sheet

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Educational information and resources  developed by our EPINET collaborators to help individuals better understand the COVID-19 vaccination.

COVID-19 Vaccine Handouts

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health)

The nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.”

NAMI

Early Intervention in Psychiatry

A recent publication in Early Intervention in Psychiatry, our PA FEP CSC programs demonstrates the ability to assess and improve critical outcomes of coordinated specialty care in PA. Improved outcomes by 12 months in treatment provides evidence of an effective treatment model and supports the continuation of these programs in pursuit of our goal of reducing schizophrenia disease burden on individuals and society.

 

Early Intervention in Psychiatry

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy (CT-R) is an extension of the important work of CBT for psychosis (CBTp) to individuals who have struggled to gain benefit from that approach. CBTp was originally developed to address positive symptoms (hallucinations and delusions) to help people regain their lives.

 

 

Recovery-Oriented Cognitive Therapy

First Episode: Psychosis Results from a 2011 NAMI Survey

“In response to strong demand from NAMI’s community of individuals and families affected by mental illness, NAMI initiated this survey and as part of a project that includes new resource materials on its website: www.nami.org/psychosis. The survey follows another NAMI survey, Schizophrenia: Public Attitudes, Personal Needs (2008) which found that an average nine year gap occurs between symptoms and the beginning of treatment.”

Psychosis Results from a 2011 NAMI Survey

Psychosis Screening in Primary Care

“Informational tools produced by the Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to Risk (CEDAR) in conjunction with the Prevention Collaborative, the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP), Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH) Adolescent Medicine and BCH Psychiatry.”

Psychosis Screening in Primary Care

HeadsUp Animated “What is Psychosis Video”

A simple, short educational video to use and share.

"What is Psychosis?" Video

PSI Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line

The presentation of perinatal mental health disorder is not always straightforward, and medication is not always immediately effective. PSI’s expert perinatal psychiatrists are available to share their skills and expertise with fellow medical professionals, providing necessary guidance and reassurance on any matter, but particularly those that may be more challenging.

Perinatal Psychiatric Consult Line

Implementation and Outcomes of a Core Assessment Battery in PA FEP CSC Programs

Hosted by Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment & presented by HeadsUp Co-Director, Monica E. Calkins, PhD this talk offers background and insight into PA first-episode psychosis (FEP) coordinated specialty care (CSC) programs implementation and use  of a state-wide core assessment battery for program evaluation.

Presentation Recording

Our Latest Community News

Winter Newsletter, 2021

Our quarterly newsletter, highlighting the work of our organization and the FEP Centers we support to help boost early psychosis care in Pennsylvania.

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New Training & Education Calendar

We are excited to now offer a curated training and education calendar for clinicians who are interested in furthering their understanding of early psychosis assessment and treatment.

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