7 ways you can help connect young people to treatment and support sooner:

We’ve made it quick and easy to start a conversation about finding help and discovering hope!  Pick a Conversation Starter to get your started, and join your voice with ours on Facebook and Twitter. You can also find us on The Mighty.

What?
The most powerful voice in this movement is yours: We want to hear about your personal journey with your mental health, so that others will be encouraged to #staystrong, and get help when they need it most.

How?
Submit your short written piece or video link (ideally less than 800 words; 1-3 minutes for videos) to  info@partners4strongminds.org, and we’ll do our best to share it on our blog and social media channels. You can also submit directly on on Tumblr page. Including an original photo (a headshot of you or something that represents the story) with written pieces is encouraged, but not required.

While we value all contributions, we cannot guarantee that all submissions will be posted given capacity constraints. We reserve the right to edit for length or clarity.

Your tax-deductible donation enables us to:

  • Close the gap in prevention-oriented, empowering treatment services for teens and young adults facing psychosis
  • Connect young people to specialized care and support
  • Direct individuals and families to critical information and resources that foster wellness

 

We can’t do this work without you – our partners in prevention. Thank you for your support!

Encouraged to learn about the promise of early psychosis treatment, but frustrated that you can’t access services? Join thousands of families advocating for transformation of our mental health system.

Places to start:

1. Check out our Treatment Tracker, and contact your nearest Early Treatment Center, even if it is out-of-state. They may have compiled a list of near(est)-by practitioners who may be able to help, even if not in a specialized setting. Contacting your closest university-based psychiatric services or research center may also be helpful.

2. Understand what’s happening at your state and county level in terms of development of early psychosis services, and make your voice heard by policymakers.

In 2014, congress allocated $24 million to states and territories to develop and/or bolster early psychosis treatment programs, and they doubled it in 2015. More detail on the initial allocation can be found here. A good place to start inquiring about development in your state is your state mental health agency. From there, you can drill down to find out what is happening in your county.

Don’t be shy – feel free to let us know what you find. We’d be happy to post updates to our Treatment Tracker page to help families in your local area.

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