The first episode of a psychotic illness can be frightening. Early diagnosis and support can limit the impact and help the young person resume a meaningful life.
Early Intervention Psychosis was created in partnership between CMHA Cochrane-Timiskaming Branch and the Regional Specialized Mental Health Program of North Bay Regional Health Centre. It is designed to provide services to young people aged 16-35 who are experiencing their first episode of psychosis. In working with the teams throughout the Northeast Region, this program’s coordinator works to ensure individuals experiencing psychosis for the first time are properly identified and helps them navigate the health care system in order to receive the best care and treatment possible.