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Clinical Support & Consultation

HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor

Our mentor initiative

HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor is a resource provided by HeadsUp for mental health professionals treating individuals experiencing first episode and early psychosis in Pennsylvania. We are a team of experts who support treating professionals by providing educational resources tailored to your question to aid you in caring for these individuals.

 

 

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The service is free through the support of the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant Award Number SM063411-01, distributed through the Pennsylvania Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS). Our goal is to decrease the duration of untreated psychosis, improve care for those in treatment, and assist with getting individuals’ lives back on track.

 

Who we serve

HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor can only answer questions submitted by treating professionals working in Pennsylvania. If you are a loved one of an individual experiencing early psychosis reach out for help at one of our PA FEP Centers.

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If you are or think you may be experiencing early psychosis, reach out to one of our First Episode Psychosis Centers for resources tailored specifically to you. If you are a treating professional and have questions not pertaining to early psychosis, or serve individuals outside of Pennsylvania, we recommend you submit them to SMI Adviser, a wonderful resource for any question related to Serious Mental Illness (SMI).

How the process works

Submissions will receive a completely confidential and evidenced-based email answer within 3-5 business days. To ensure the safety and privacy of the individuals you treat, we use a secure, confidential platform with NO identifying information asked for or permitted.

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Providers can choose from a variety of topics or define one that is not currently listed. Topics include questions about therapy, recovery, psychopharmacology, education, family support and engagement, and more! Follow-up support emails are available to ensure treatment confidence and comfort. Come back any time to ask as many questions as you like – there are no limits.

Ready to ask a question?

We can’t wait to hear from you! You can access our submission by  CLICKING HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can request a consult?

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Any mental health professional working in Pennsylvania, supporting individuals experiencing first episode/early psychosis. From clinicians and prescribers to peers and researchers, we are here to help all!

What can I ask about?

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Ask us about anything related to first episode or early psychosis. We have a list of topics to choose from or you can create your own.

Why should I ask you?

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Great question! We specialize in the areas of first episode/early psychosis which makes us uniquely qualified to support you in these specific needs.

Who will answer questions I submit?

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All questions are answered by clinical and medical experts in the treatment of first episode/early psychosis. The expert answering your inquiry will be specifically chosen based on the question asked.

How do you come up with your answers?

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We are immersed in the most up-to-date research, literature, and practice of first episode/early psychosis care and use this information to best answer your questions.

Do your answers change over time?

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As new research emerges answers may change. This is true for us as much as it is for you. We are committed to keeping our own knowledge and practice up to date as much as we are yours.

How will I receive an answer to my question(s)?

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Answers come via the email address you provide when you submit a question. A confirmation email of inquiry is sent first, followed by an email answering your question and then a note of “closed inquiry.” Follow-up questions can be submitted by requesting an additional consult; be sure to reference your original subject request.

Can I respond to the email I receive?

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The emails you receive are sent from an unmonitored account which means we cannot see responses you send us. However, we do want your additional questions. Please submit as many follow-up questions as you have and provide the subject of your original inquiry in your title.

How many consultations can I request?

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You can request as many consultations as you would like. If you have questions about various topics, submit them separately as they may be answered by different experts.

What happens to the information and questions I share?

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Your information is stored on our secure server so that we can respond to your questions. None of your information is shared with any other party. A generalized version of your question and our answer may be added to our library (without any information about you), to help us build a more comprehensive resource for clinicians like you.

Is this a secure service?

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All information submitted to HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor is protected by a HIPAA capable security infrastructure. The only people with access to your information are those directly affiliated with HeadsUp Early Psychosis Mentor. None of your information will be shared with other organizations.

How can I become part of your team?

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Easy! Submit an inquiry referencing your interest and one of our team members will reach out to you. Be sure to provide all relevant contact information. If we are not on-boarding volunteers at that time, we will keep your information on file until we are.