Hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) GAINS Center
First-episode psychosis (FEP) is the first onset of a condition affecting a person’s thoughts and perceptions, which sometimes results in a mental health crisis. People experiencing a first episode of psychosis are highly likely to interact with the justice system, which often leads to a longer duration of untreated psychosis and poorer outcomes compared to those without justice involvement. The criminal justice system can play a central role in reducing the impacts of FEP, with opportunities to reduce the incidence of untreated psychosis at multiple intercept points. This webinar will show how members of the criminal justice system can support the recovery of people experiencing FEP by effectively linking them to evidence-based treatment and services.
Date: June 18
Time: 2:00–3:30 p.m. ET