University of Washington Department of Psychiatry And Behavioral Sciences


For Consumers and Families

Understanding a First Episode of Psychosis:

Caregiver: Get the Facts

Where to find services

Programs in Washington State

New Journeys Comprehensive Healthcare
Contact: Victor Larios, Program Director
Email: | Phone Number: 509-575-4084
BHO: Greater Columbia | Location: Yakima, WA

New Journeys Behavioral Health Resources: Thurston
Contact: Cammie Perretta, Program Director
Email: and | Phone Number: 360-704-7170
BHO: Thurston/Mason | Location: Lacey, WA

New Journeys Valley Cities
Contact: Bradley Cotter, Program Director
Email: | Phone Number: 253-426-5947
BHO: King County | Location: Renton, WA

New Journeys Behavioral Health Resources: Great Rivers
Contact: Mark Grannemann, Program Director
Email: | Phone Number: 360-584-8572
BHO: Great Rivers | Location: Hoquiam, WA

New Journeys Community Services North West
Contact: Andre Stickney, Program Director
Email:| Phone Number: 360-518-7362
RSA: Southwest Washington | Location: Vancouver, WA


Programs Across the United States

The Prodrome and Early Psychosis Program Network (PEPPNET) National Directory (Stanford Medicine)

National Program Directory of Early Psychosis Intervention Programs (Early Assessment & Support Alliance)


Resources for Families & Loved Ones

Online Resources

NAVIGATE Family Education Manual

Early Psychosis and Psychosis Information (NAMI)

Understanding Psychosis: Resources and Recovery (NAMI)

Finding Help for Psychosis (Strong365)

Early Intervention in Psychosis Virutal Resource Center (NASMHPD)

Demystifying Psychosis: For Family Members (NASMHPD)

Helping Families Understand Services for Persons with Early Serious Mental Illness (NASMHPD)

Caring for People with Psychosis and Schizophrenia Online Course (King's College, London, UK)

Engaging with Schools to Support Your Child with Psychosis (NASMHPD)


I Am Not Sick, I Don't Need Help! How to Help Someone with Mental Illness Accept Treatment (Amador, 2011; available on

The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia (Mueser & Gingerich, 2006; available on

The Psychosis Response Guide (Iati & Watford, 2015; available on

First Episode Psychosis: A Guide for Patients and Their Families (Compton & Broussard, 2006)


Resources for Individuals with Psychosis

My Story of Strength video series

Sometimes I'm Schizoaffective; All of the time I'm Human 

Students with Schizophrenia

OnTrackNY Videos