Massachusetts Psychosis Network for Early Treatment

Welcome to MAPNET! 
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.


What is Psychosis? Psychosis is characterized as disruptions to a person’s thoughts and perceptions that make it difficult for them to recognize what is real and what isn’t. Psychosis is a symptom, not an illness, and it is more common than you may think. (NAMI)

What is a First Episode? A First Episode refers to the first time someone experiences psychotic symptoms or a psychotic episode. The symptoms can be highly disturbing and unfamiliar, leaving the person confused and distressed. (Yale STEP)