A psychotic illness is a mental illness where someone experiences some loss of contact with reality. Examples of a psychotic illness include Schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder. If you or someone you know is experiencing psychotic symptoms (examples include but are not limited to: speaking in a or thinking in a disorganized way, withdrawing from society, paranoid feelings), please seek professional help as soon as possible. With treatment, people with psychotic illness can and do get better. Early treatment is very important: Research suggests that the sooner treatment of a psychotic illness begins, the better the chances of a faster and more complete recovery.
FIRST Lucas & Wood Counties, a comprehensive, evidence based treatment program for individuals who have had a first episode of a psychotic illness, can help. For additional information or to inquire about services contact 419-764-2773.
FIRST is a specialized treatment program that helps individuals who are:
The FIRST Lucas & Wood Counties team members work together to provide treatment, information and support to clients and their families and significant others. The program provides support and education for not only the client but for their family in order to improve recovery, set future goals and reduce chances of relapse.
FIRST Lucas & Wood Counties clients must also be willing to participate in at least two of the following treatment components: individual counseling, psychiatric care, supported employment/education, family psychoeducation and case management.
Integrated care is the coordination of general and behavioral health care needs in an effort to treat not just the body but the mind.
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