PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center University District - Early Assessment and Support Alliance

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) offers counseling and support to young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. This can include persons who have already suffered what is called a first episode of psychosis or who are merely presenting early symptoms and termed to be at risk.

What is it?

Early Assessment and Support Alliance (EASA) offers counseling and support to young people who are experiencing symptoms of psychosis for the first time. This can include persons who have already suffered what is called a “first episode” of psychosis or who are merely presenting early symptoms and termed to be at risk.

Who is it for?

Persons ages 15 to 25 who are in the early stages of, or at risk of developing, psychosis

Why do they do it?

Early intervention therapies have proved effective in helping people with a form of psychosis achieve long-term management of their symptoms and avoid chronic disability.

Impact

Statewide, EASA programs serve approximately 400 young adults each year. The Eugene program serves approximately 30, but in 2014 it received a $475,000 state grant to serve up to 75.

Contact: Carla Gerber
Manager, Behavioral Health Transition Team
Telephone: 458-205-7074
Email: cgerber@peacehealth.org

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