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About the STEP Learning Collaborative

The STEP Learning Collaborative is a public-academic collaboration between The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), Department of Children and Families (DCF), and Yale’s STEP Program. Its aim is to maximize the capabilities of all emerging adults with first-episode psychosis. STEP Learning Collaborative partners with agencies across Connecticut to ensure rapid access to evidence-based care.

Activities of this collaborative include an early detection campaign  (Mindmap), workforce development, continuous refinement of care, and sustainable design of a statewide network that can deliver safe, timely and effective pathways to and through care. We advance a population health approach to include all residents of the state, engage all stakeholders across communities, and measure & address disparities in access or treatment outcomes.

Local Mental Health Authorities (LMHAs)

LMHAs are mental health care providers operated and/or funded by The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). They offer a wide range of therapeutic programs and intervention services and have partnered with Mindmap to accept all individuals who qualify for our first-episode psychosis referral program.

Search the State

LMHAs are located throughout the state. Each location covers a specific group of cities and towns in their catchment area.

Call us today for a referral to the location closest to you

Please note this is a referral line. For emergencies please call 9-1-1.

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Unsure if you should call?

Getting individuals into treatment as soon as possible is proven to improve outcomes. That’s why even if you are unsure, we encourage you to call us anyway. Our Early Detection and Assessment Coordinators (EDACs) are available to screen for psychosis and quickly connect individuals to appropriate care.

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Is it Psychosis?

View a list of symptoms or take our symptom check quiz.

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Treatment Works

Examine the research behind treatment for psychosis.

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Pathways to Care

Mindmap is working to improve pathways to care.