RESTORE - First Episode Psychosis Program
RESTORE is an innovative and cutting edge program offered through Eyerly Ball that focuses on early intervention treatment for first episode psychosis. RESTORE is comprised of a team of mental health and medical professionals who offer comprehensive outpatient services for individuals who have experienced an episode of psychosis or those who are experiencing psychosis and getting treatment for the first time. If psychosis can be diagnosed and treatment can begin as soon as possible during a first psychotic break, success and quality of life is improved. If treatment does not begin until later (after many psychotic episodes) a prognosis decreases.
RESTORE can help you and your family navigate the road to recovery from an episode of psychosis, including supporting efforts to function well at home, on the job, at school, and in the social world. This program's goal is recovery, which is defined as a person's ability to experience a rewarding and meaningful life – even while the person may be managing or coping with existing symptoms.
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) released a research project to pilot the RESTORE program. Eyerly Ball was a selected pilot site along with 7 other sites across the country. Based on the outcomes of this research, first episode Psychosis treatment became a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) evidence based practice now utilized across the country.
RESTORE Services include:
- Psychiatric medication management
- Individual therapy and education
- Family therapy and education
- Supportive employment/educational services
- Community support services
How to Access Services
To be eligible for the RESTORE program, the following criteria must be met:
- Age 16 – 40
- Symptoms of Psychosis (auditory or visual hallucinations or paranoia)
- Additional symptoms may include substance use, disruptive moods, or problems with organizing thoughts
- Symptoms interfere with life goals
- Likely diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Schizophreniform, Schizoaffective, Brief Psychosis, Major Depression or Bipolar Disorder with psychotic features