An Introduction to Early Psychosis Intervention
Prepared as part of the CMHA National’s project Youth and Mental Illness: Early Intervention, the purpose of this document is to provide an overview of early psychosis intervention concepts and recent findings. It is intended as a user-friendly introduction and does not attempt to provide a critical analysis of the conceptual and methodological complexities that are inherent to the field. Interested readers are advised to consult the referenced literature for more in-depth reading on various aspects of early psychosis intervention.
The CMHA National’s project Youth and Mental Illness: Early Intervention was a 19 month initiative that ran until August 2000. Its purpose is to raise awareness about first episode psychosis in youth and the need for early and effective intervention in order to reduce the severity of illness and improve the capacity for full recovery and an optimal quality of life.