New Journeys

Treatment For First Episode Psychosis

New Journeys seeks to identify people who have experienced their first psychotic episode as early as possible and to direct them to services that specifically address their own individual needs.

Research indicates with early intervention the long-term trajectory of illness such as schizophrenia can be significantly altered in a positive way with effective treatments as used in New Journeys!

Learn more about how New Journeys can help with first episode psychosis by downloading our guide.
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New Journeys' Goal

The goal of New Journeys is to help people experiencing first episode psychosis get back on track with their life and achieve optimal role functioning at home, school, work, as well as with social and leisure adjustment. The individual experiencing symptoms can define what goals are important to them and receive support to accomplish these goals. Treatment can involve multiple contacts per week with the client and their families and can occur in their home or in the community. Treatment and support can last up to two years.

Who Do We Serve?

  • Ages 15-25 can go as high as 40
  • Resides in Thurston, Mason or Grays Harbor County
  • Person has an IQ of 70 or above
  • Person has not received treatment for psychotic illness prior to the last 12 months
  • The primary cause of psychotic symptoms is not known to be caused by the temporary effects of substance intoxication, major depression or other known medical condition

What Are Some Symptoms Of Psychosis?

When someone experiences psychosis they may have symptoms such as hearing, seeing, or feeling something that is not there, they may hold strong beliefs about something despite contrary evidence, and they may become confused or disorganized in their thinking and speech. Additional symptoms of psychosis often include a period of functional decline during which the individual may appear depressed, withdrawn, irritable, or anxious.

How Does Treatment Work?

Treatment can involve multiple contacts per week with the client and their families and can occur in their home or in the community. Treatment and support can last up to two years. The individual experiencing symptoms can define what goals are important to them and receive support to accomplish these goals.

Where Do We Begin?

There are several options to get started to see if New Journeys is the right fit for your needs:  Fill out the referral form available via the link below and send the completed form using one of the methods listed below. Alternatively, you can call and talk to someone from New Journeys to complete a phone screening.

For warning signs and what to do in a mental health crisis, please download our Crisis Guide