Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment
MAPNET is dedicated to the early detection and treatment of mental illness. We are a Technical Assistance Center with the goal of connecting and supporting First Episode Psychosis service providers in Massachusetts.
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Click here to view the materials for our recent webinar,
“Using Techniques from the Finnish Open Dialogue Model in First Episode Care in the US: Lessons Learned from McLean Hospital”
What is Psychosis? Psychosis is a set of disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. Psychosis describes an experience, not an illness, and it is more common than you may think.
What is a First Episode? A “First Episode” refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode. This can be highly disturbing and unfamiliar, leaving the person confused and distressed.
MAPNET is a program of the Department of Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center SUPPORTED BY A FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CENTER GRANT FROM THE MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF MENTAL HEALTH