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Welcome to the MINDMAP Website

Hi, I’m Vinod Srihari, a psychiatrist and Director of MINDMAP and the Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP). I’d like to welcome you to the MINDMAP website.

Here, you can learn more the signs and symptoms of psychosis, see what treatment looks like and why it works and find out how you can get that treatment for yourself of someone you care about.

At MINDMAP, we're committed to building a clear path to mental health. We want to do this by improving everyone's understanding of psychosis, so we can get people who need help to treatment as soon as possible.

If you’re worried that you might be suffering from psychosis, or are concerned for a friend or loved one, I want to let you know right now that we' re here to help.

It’s important to understand that there are safe and effective treatments for psychosis and that recovery is possible. I’ll talk about treatment in a moment but first, let me answer a common question…

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“mental illness that usually strike young people between the ages of 18-25”

We're Here to Talk

If you already have a therapist, school counselor or doctor you’re comfortable speaking with you should reach out to them today. But if you don’t already have someone to talk to or would rather take the quickest route you can contact us at MINDMAP directly.

We're here to answer your questions you, help direct you to local care and if you’re eligible – can get you an appointment to come in and talk to someone at the STEP clinic within the week. Below I’ll give you the phone number and email address you can use to contact someone here at MINDMAP but before I do that I want to explain a little more about our program and the treatment you can receive.

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All MINDMAP treatment is…

Local – we're right here in New Haven serving 8 local towns

Effective –proven treatments that are safe & highly successful

Free – we want to make sure that anyone with psychosis is able to get the care they need without worrying about cost.

MINDMAP Availability Based on Age and Hometown

If you are eligible, MINDMAP provide direct access to free, local and effective treatment provided by the caring and highly trained staff at STEP. If not, we will ensure you are connected to effective care in your community.

The STEP program is a collaboration between the Yale University Department of Psychiatry and the Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction and is based here in New Haven at the Connecticut Mental Health Center.

MYTH #1:

TREATMENT DDESN’T WORK

treatment is effective. the sooner treatment is started, the better the recovery.

MYTH #2:

TREATMENT IS SCARY AND PAINFUL

Don’t believe the frighteming things you see in movies. treatment is safe and comfortable.

MYTH #3:

TREATMENT MEANS BEING LOCKED IN A HOSPITAL

Early treatment often happens in an office. the patient comes in for treatment nd then goes home again.

Call MINDMAP at 203-589-0388

Then the quickest and clearest path to mental health is to pick up the phone and call the number below and speak directly with a friendly member of the MINDMAP Staff.

If we're unable to take your call please leave a (totally confidential) message with your name and number and we’ll promise to get back to you within one business day.

If you’d prefer to text instead, that’s great. Just text MINDMAP to 203-589-0388.

Or email help@mindmapct.org.

I know that mental illness and even the idea of getting treatment itself can seem scary but I want you to know that…

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“At MINDMAP, we’re committed to building a clear path to mental health. We want to do this by improving everyone’s understanding of psychosis, so we can get people who need help to treatment as soon as possible.”

What Is Psychosis?

Psychosis is the term for a collection of symptoms that mark the beginning of a group of mental illness that usually strike young people between the ages of 18-25.Symptoms of Psychosis include:

The combination of hallucinations and disordered thinking can often severely disrupt perception, thinking, emotion and behavior.

These symptoms can be scary both for the person suffering with them and for their friends and family who often feel like there’s something wrong, or that the person “isn’t acting like themselves”, but don’t know how to help.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON SYMPTOMS OF PSYCHOSIS?

HALLUCINATIONS

seeing, smelling, tasting, and
feeling things that aren’t there

DELUSIONS

believing things that aren’t true, and
are often impossible or paranoid

THOUGHT DISORDER

trouble putting thoughts in order
or keeping track of usual tasks

LACK OF INSIGHT

limited awareness of their symptoms

The combination of hallucinations and delusional thinking can often severely disrupt perception, thinking, hearing, emotion and behavior.

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Not sure about symptoms? Take the quiz at mindmapct.com.

“If you already have a therapist, school counselor or doctor you’re comfortable speaking with you should reach out to them today. “

Psychosis Can Be Scary but
Treatment Doesn’t Have to Be

I understand that psychosis can be scary but I want you to know that treatment doesn’t have to be. In fact, modern Psychosis treatment is..

WHO DO WE TREAT?

We treat people with a recent onset of
psychosis (< 3 years), who are between
the ages 16 - 35 and live in
the following towns:

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If in doubt about
eligibility,just call us.
LOCAL - EFFECTIVE - FREE

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www.mindmapct.org
(203) 589-0388

How to Contact MINDMAP

As I said above, MINDMAP is committed to providing a clear path to mental health. If you…

If you are eligible, MINDMAP provides direct access to free, local and effective treatment provided by the caring and highly trained staff at STEP. If not, we will ensure you are connected to effective care in your community.

Just give us a call or text to 203-589-0388

Our goal at MINDMAP is to remove any excuses why you might not seek treatment for yourself or someone you care about.

No Excuses

And most importantly…

we’re here to help

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Help Is Just A Phone Call Away

Psychosis can make you feel like things are out of control, but this is your chance to take control of your mind and your life.

Please go ahead and call 203-589-0388 today. I look forward to hearing from you.

To your mental health,
Dr. Vinod Srihari
Director of MINDMAP

P.S. We've had a lot of people ask for more information on what our treatment looks like and includes. To make it as simple and clear as possible we've created the Clear Path Map graphic below. If you look at the map and decide you're interested in learning more about our free, local and effective treatment just give us a call at 203-589-0388.

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