What is HOPE?
Hope is an early intervention Program for individuals between the ages of 15-25 who are experiencing early
signs of psychosis or their first episode of psychosis. Treatment is provided by a specialty coordinated
care team. Treatment focuses on shared decision making, recovery, resiliency and achieving aspirations.
The model of the program is evidenced based which indicates early intervention reflects positive outcomes.
What is Psychosis?
A first episode psychosis is when someone experiences psychotic symptoms for the first time. The symptoms
can be highly disturbing and unfamiliar, leaving a person confused and distressed.
Psychosis can be caused by:
- Bio/genetic predisposition
- Substance abuse
- Brain abnormalities
- Severe stress or anxiety
Sudden onset of feelings may be vague but a person may experience:
- Confused thinking
- Unwanted thoughts
- False beliefs
- Hearing/seeing things that others can't experience
- Distressed feelings
- Unpredictable behavior
- Uncomfortable with self
- Interference with work/school
- Ages 15-25
- Having signs/symptoms of a psychosis
- This program is for individuals who have experienced a psychotic episode within a 2 year period.
- Outpatient Therapy
- Medication Management
- Mobile Therapy
- Case Management
- 24/7 Crisis
- Family Education and Support
- Supported Employment and Education Specialist
- Certified Peer Specialist
- Coordination with Drug & Alcohol services (if applicable)
Benefits of HOPE
- Strengthen social skills and support
- Prevent hospitalizations
- Minimize risk of suicide
- Support in managing disruptions with work or school
- Improve and enhance family and social relationships
- Lower risk of relapse
- Opportunity to a successful recovery