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Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center

Improving the Lives of People with Schizophrenia

The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center promotes recovery and works to improve the lives of people with schizophrenia. 

Research indicates that individuals who have been treated for schizophrenia with a combination of antipsychotic medications and psychosocial therapies can and do improve their lives. However, many people with schizophrenia do not have full access to proven treatments, and until they do, the overall quality of schizophrenia care will not improve. The BeST Center provides expert training, consultation and technical assistance to community mental health agencies so that the agencies can provide best practices in schizophrenia treatment.

Our BeST Practices



Call FIRST First

Help Someone Get the BeST Care
As Soon As Possible

FIRST treatment includes rapid access to the best treatments for psychotic illness and involving loved ones in recovery. If you know of someone who may be experiencing the initial signs of psychosis, call the FIRST team leader in the county/area where the individual resides. 
Find a FIRST program in your area.


Schizophrenia Awareness Week is an international observance designed to dispel the myths about schizophrenia and to share the facts publicly.

Join the BeST Center for its May 15-21, 2016, Schizophrenia Awareness Week activities!



The BeST Kind of Help

The BeST Center is pleased to offer two publications:

The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery

The BeST Kind of Help: Tips for Family Members and Friends of Individuals Affected by Schizophrenia 

Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship Opportunity

NEOMED is accepting applications for the Integrated Community Psychiatry and Primary Care Fellowship that will begin July 1, 2016. Individuals in their final year of residency training as well as post-residency practicing physicians with an interest in enhancing their public sector careers can learn more here

Support the BeST Center

Support our mission to promote recovery and improve the lives of individuals affected by schizophrenia and their families with a tax-deductible donation to the NEOMED Foundation. Make a gift today and designate it for the BeST Center.

Questions? 

To learn more about partnering with the BeST Center, please contact Lon C. Herman, M.A., BeST Center director, at  or 330.325.6695.