Date(s) - 09/26/2016
Did you know that a first episode of psychosis can be prevented? To learn more join SAMHSA’s Dr. Gary Blau as he leads behavioral health experts in a live discussion about ways to support young adults who may be experiencing first episode psychosis.
The discussion will be followed by a Q&A, where viewers will have the opportunity to ask questions through Twitter, telephone, or an online web portal.
First episode psychosis refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode. Approximately 100,000 adolescents and young adults in the United States experience first episode psychosis (FEP) each year. With a peak onset occurring between 15–25 years of age, psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, can impact a young adult’s social, academic, and vocational development. KSOC-TV will discuss evidence-based strategies to address both the prodromal phase and FEP, increase resilience, and maximize recovery.
During the discussion SAMHSA’s Cyntrice Bellamy, Columbia University Medical Center’s Dr. Lisa Dixon, Delaware CORE’s Geeta Kotak, and SAMHSA’s Gary Blau will explore how parents and caregivers can help youth and young adults who may be in the prodromal phase, which occurs prior to a first episode of psychosis, as well as those experiencing FEP, during its latest live, interactive KSOC-TV webisode,
State and local community leaders, health care providers, child- and youth-serving agencies, and caregivers are encouraged to watch and participate in the webisode to learn how to address behavioral health challenges and facilitate healing among children, youth, and families.
KSOC-TV live, interactive webisode, “Altering the Course: First Episode Psychosis Intervention”
Monday, September 26, 2016
2 p.m. EDT
Participate online as we webcast live. Bookmark this link for September 26: http://bit.ly/FEP_KSOCTV
Mark your calendars and join the live Q&A by tweeting questions using the hashtag #KSOCTV. Be sure to share with your social networks and spread the word!