First Episode Psychosis Program

If you or someone you care about has experienced an episode of impaired reality, hallucinations or delusions, you are understandably concerned or frightened. As you may know, these episodes are called psychosis. Easing your fears and helping you to return to a more stable mental state is our first priority. Psychiatry Services at University of Minnesota Medical Center has long been a leader in providing exceptional care for people with psychotic illness. Our First Episode Psychosis program can help you and your family understand the illness and develop skills to enjoy a healthier and happier life.

An episode of psychosis is not a roadblock to your success or happiness. Our specially trained professionals can help you go on to accomplish your goals and lead a fulfilling life. Our services are based on the latest research and tailored to the unique needs of you and your family.

Our multidisciplinary team will quickly and effectively assess and treat the illness. As soon as possible after a first episode of psychosis, effective treatment will allow you to maintain health and achieve the quality of life you want.

Our services include:
  • Inpatient and outpatient treatment
  • Innovative assessment and treatment recommendations
  • Education
  • Coordination for support with community resources
  • Emotional support
  • Consultation for families and professionals
  • Opportunities to participate in research studies