The Mindmap campaign aims to increase awareness of psychosis and shorten delays to care for individuals early in the course of a psychotic illness. The campaign has shown previous success within the Greater New Haven area, decreasing the Duration of Untreated Psychosis (DUP) by half. We are eager to bring the campaign statewide and help more individuals get the care they need.
The Mindmap campaign is brought to you by the STEP Learning Collaborative, a public-academic collaboration between the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), the Department of Children and Families (DCF) and Yale’s Program for Specialized Treatment Early in Psychosis (STEP).
Our goal is to get people experiencing psychosis for the first time into treatment as soon as possible. We are currently working with Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs) statewide to accept and provide mental health services to every individual who qualifies.
Experiences of psychosis develop due to interactions between one’s genes and environment. Psychosis can present differently for each individual, however at the core involves difficulty distinguishing reality from internal experience (what’s real from what’s not real). You’ll likely start noticing symptoms for the first time between ages 16 and 35.
Since 3 out of every 100 people will experience psychosis in their lifetimes, it benefits everyone who works with or lives with a young person to be aware of the signs and symptoms. If you or someone you know is experiencing any of the following, they may benefit from seeking treatment as soon as possible.
Psychosis is treatable, and it is widely accepted that the earlier people get help the better the outcome. With treatment, recovery in psychosis is the expectation, not the exception.
Don’t hesitate to call us today to get connected to treatment.
If you are unsure if you qualify, feel free to give us a call.
If an individual is experiencing psychosis but falls outside of our target geography and age range, please know that help is still available. Use the SAMHSA Treatment Locator to find an early intervention service.
Calls are confidential.
Callers will be asked for basic information on a secure line. Expect a call back shortly after from an Early Detection Assessment Coordinator (EDAC) who will screen for symptoms of psychosis and refer individuals to care right away.
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