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Maryland EIP in the News

Identifying psychosis in its earliest stages
October 28, 2013 - Baltimore Public Radio
Maryland Morning host Sheilah Cast interviews Jason Schiffman, a leading staff member, on Maryland’s early intervention program and new gun laws. Sheilah and Jason discuss mental illness with psychosis, the process and importance of early identification, the connection between mental health and violence, and the services that the program offers.
 

The Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness aims to catch the earliest signs of psychosis
October 23, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
This editorial discusses the Maryland Early Intervention Program.
 

New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
October 16, 2013 - Baltimore Sun
This article examines the connection between psychosis and violence and highlights Maryland’s plan to establish the early intervention program.  Brief interviews with Gloria Reeves, Jason Schiffman, and Robert Buchanan, who are all involved in the development of this project, are also included.
 

New Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness aims at promoting safety
October 9, 2013 - Stateline, The PEW Charitable Trusts
This article, written by Michael Ollove for Stateline, provides a brief overview of the new Maryland initiative. Citing the connection to a wave of recent violent acts, including the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Mr. Ollove examines Maryland’s new efforts to provide immediate treatment for early psychosis or high risk of becoming so. This article also includes brief interviews with Jason Schiffman and Robert Buchanan, key staff members of the program.
 

New Center for Excellence on Early Intervention for Serious Mental Illness aims at promoting safety
October 9, 2013 - USA Today
Citing the connection to a wave of recent violent acts, including the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School, this re-print of Michael Ollove's Stateline article examines Maryland’s new efforts to provide immediate treatment for early psychosis or those at high risk. This article also includes brief interviews with Jason Schiffman and Robert Buchanan, key staff members of the program.

 

Early Intervention for Psychosis in the News

Halting Schizophrenia Before it Starts

October 20, 2014 - National Public Radio (NPR)

In "Your Health" on NPR's Morning Addition, Amy Standen from member station KQED in San Francisco, CA, reports on an approach to fighting schizophrenia, by aiming to catch the disease before it really starts. They highlight a number of early intervention programs in California.

 

Early Intervention for Psychosis in Wake of Tucson Shootings 

February 9, 2011 - Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)

In "Newshour" on PBS, the importance of early diagnisis and treatment services for serious mental illness is discussed. Via a "Robin Hood tax" in California, early psychosis intervention programs have been funded and established, including the PREP Program, Prevention and Recovery in Early Psychosis.

 

Psychosis in Social Media

Would You Tell The World You Have Schizophrenia On YouTube?

January 27, 2016 - National Public Radio (NPR)

In "Only Human," Rachel Star Withers says that video blogging about schizophrenia and depression has helped her manage the disorders. She decided that schizophrenia was really not that scary. Professionals in the field even think that social media and videos like Withers' have helped lower stigma around mental illnesses and have helped bring awareness to accessing appropriate and, importantly, timely treatment. 


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