Educational Resources

NASMHPD Early Intervention in Psychosis Virtual Resource Center
The National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) has a resource center which offers a national online treatment locator. The website also has materials related to early intervention in psychosis: toolkits and webinars that address clinical, program, financing, advocacy, and family involvement.

Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET)
PEPPNET offers resources including local and state program directories, a virtual resource center and an inventory of best practices in high risk and early psychosis programs.

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Maine
Through support, education, and advocacy, NAMI Maine is dedicated to building better lives for the one in four Mainers who are affected by mental illness.

Early Psychosis Intervention
EPI provides a collective resource about Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) for the province of British Columbia (BC).

Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia
Understanding Psychosis and Schizophrenia: Why people sometimes hear voices, believe things that others find srange or appear out of touch with reality, and what can help is a report written by clinical psychologists and people with lived experience of psychosis.

Understanding Voices
Understanding Voices has resources about different approaches to voice-hearing and ways of supporting people who are hearing voices.

NIMH: What is Psychosis?
The National Institute of Mental Health has resources on psychosis and information on the Recovery After an Initial Schizophrenia Episode (RAISE) project.

Sibling’s Guide to Psychosis
Canadian mental health association developed this guide which provides information and support to teens and young adults who have a sibling experiencing psychosis.

Back to Life, Back to Normality
This is a link to purchase the book Back to Life, Back to Normality: a resource for families and supports.

MaineHealth Institute for Research
PIER Program

Maine Medical Center 66 Bramhall Street Portland, Maine 04102

The PIER Program is part of the Maine Medical Center Department of Psychiatry and MaineHealth Institute for Research.
Funding for PIER comes from the Mental Health Block Grant through the Department of Health and Human Services.