First Episode Psychosis Program
We are proud to announce an exciting new service at Trilogy, Hope FIRST, a first episode psychosis program. Hope FIRST is a comprehensive, team-based treatment program aimed at improving the mental health and quality of life for individuals who have recently experienced a first episode of psychosis. Hope FIRST is in partnership with the IDHS Division of Mental Health and associating FIRST.IL programs, Northern Illinois University and the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED).
Hope FIRST focuses on early intervention for individuals 18-40 years-old who have experienced symptoms of psychosis within the past 18 months. The Hope FIRST program offers psychiatry, individual therapy, case management, family psychoeducation and supportive employment services to individuals with an emphasis on shared decision making.
Treatment goals aim to reduce the symptoms of the psychotic illnesses, improve individual and family functioning, reduce the chance of relapse, promote recovery, improve the long-term course of the illness and decrease the overall costs of treatment.
People with schizophrenia often wait months to years before seeking help. Early intervention and treatment can help.
All referrals can be made by calling 773-564-4725.
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Trilogy provides access to care and care coordination for those who need it most. Trilogy assists those in crisis get the primary and mental health care they need, the independent living skills they need and the employment placement they need to begin their hourney of recovery.
Trilogy's Supported Employment Program
Recognized for Exemplary Fidelity
Congratulations to our Supported Employment Team for being selected as the first-ever recipients of the Illinois Department of Human Service's (DHS) Exemplary Fidelity award. This award recognizes exemplary fidelity to the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) model of supported employment and was presented to Trilogy by DHS's Statewide Director of Rehabilitation, Katherine Burson, M.S., O.T.R./L, at the Department of Mental Health Regional Behavioral Health Meeting on July 17, 2015.
The IPS model for supported employment is the most progressive, evidence-based model offered to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness. By adhering to the IPS model, and as a learning partner in the internationally-recognized Johnson & Johnson—Dartmouth Community Mental Health Program, Trilogy’s Supported Employment program provides people who are looking to enter or re-enter the work force with the tools and support they need to gain competitive employment.
To learn more about Trilogy's Supported Employment Services, visit: http://www.trilogyinc.org/services/employment-services
Trilogy's Supported Employment Receives National Award
We are thrilled to announce that Trilogy will be honored with the 2015 Transformation Award from the Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative, in recognition of our dedication to assisting people with serious mental illness with finding employment, at the annual Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Learning Collaborative meeting on May 27th in Berkley, CA.
Each year, Johnson and Johnson – Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center, which oversees the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) learning community, seeks nominations from State agencies across the nation for IPS programs which have succeeded at transforming their supported employment programs to include greater clinical integration and access for clients, improved systems of tracking, high fidelity scores, and increasingly strong employment outcomes.
This year, Trilogy was chosen by the Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS) Division of Mental Health as the Illinois organization to be nominated for this prestigious award. According to Tania Morawiec, DMH, Regions 1 & 2 IPS Trainer, Trilogy was nominated “…due to strong leadership, persistent advocacy, IPS program growth, holistic service efforts, on-line documentation innovation and aggressive community education to reduce stigma and increase employment opportunities…"
Mental Health First Aid is an 8-hour training course designed to give members of the public key skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Just as CPR training helps a layperson without medical training assist an individual following a heart attack, Mental Health First Aid training helps a layperson assist someone experiencing a mental health crisis.
The evidence behind Mental Health First Aid demonstrates that it makes people feel more comfortable managing a crisis situation and builds mental health literacy — helping the public identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness. Specifically, studies found that those who trained in Mental Health First Aid have greater confidence in providing help to others, greater likelihood of advising people to seek professional help, improved concordance with health professionals about treatments, and decreased stigmatizing attitudes.
To register, contact Maria Diaz at email@example.com.