First Episode Psychosis program

Psychosis is the onset of a serious mental illness and includes symptoms such as seeing and hearing things that others do not strange or bizarre beliefs or disorganized thinking. Typical diagnoses include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, or bipolar with psychotic features. Yet many people with a serious mental illness do not get the proper diagnosis or treatment. However, early intervention can help people with psychosis live healthy, productive lives and manage their symptoms effectively.

AltaPointe’s First Episode Psychosis program received program certification in February 2020. Staff members work with young people between the ages of 15 and 25 who are experiencing their first psychotic episodes. For more information on the First Episode Psychosis program, call (251) 602-6468.

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