Early Onset Recovery Program (EORP) for Psychosis

The onset of psychosis symptoms can be a confusing time for people and those around them.

The EORP at Safe Harbor is for people, ages 15 to 35, who have recently started having psychosis symptoms.

This program provides education and specialty coordinated care to:

  • Better understand psychosis symptoms.
  • Learn coping strategies.
  • Consider medication options to treat psychosis.

Our Psychosis Services

EORP provides many services for people with psychosis and their loved ones, such as:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Education and work support
  • Family education and support
  • Case management
  • Medication management

The goals of this client-centered and team-delivered program are to improve psychosis symptoms and increase overall functioning.

The Early Onset Recovery Team and How We Can Help

The EORP team includes a:

  • Family education clinician who helps the entire family learn about psychosis and how to manage it. They promote family support and how to build resiliency.
  • Prescriber who may prescribe certain medications to address special issues during your initial episodes of psychosis.
  • Resiliency trainer who helps you define and work towards goals. The trainer teaches you techniques and skills to cope with psychosis that can help in your daily life.
  • Supported employment and education specialist who helps you set and achieve school or job goals.
  • Case manager helps you with problem-solving. He or she offers practical solutions to address problems and also arranges social service needs.

Who's Eligible for the Early Onset Recovery Program?

  • People between 15 to 35 years old who have psychotic symptoms or illness.
  • This program is best suited for someone with less than two years of psychosis treatment.

If you have questions about the EORP or want to make a referral, contact either:

  • Patty Ferrick at the EORP at 814-451-2283.
  • Safe Harbor Behavioral Health of UPMC Hamot at 814-459-9300.

Visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness to learn more about psychosis.

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