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The BeST Center's Mission

The mission of the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center is to promote recovery and improve the lives of as many people with schizophrenia as possible by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising practices. To achieve our mission, we work with mental health consumers, family members, expert consultants, policy makers and mental health partners from northeast Ohio. To learn more about the BeST Center, please click here.

Stories of Inspiration and Hope

When treated with a combination of medications and psychosocial therapies, people affected by schizophrenia can and do improve their lives. Learn more from these inspiring stories.

Sept. 27 Benefit Concert for FIRST Early Identification and Treatment of Psychosis Programs in Northeast Ohio

The Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at

Northeast Ohio Medical University

presents

 Benefit Concert for FIRST Early Identification and Treatment of Psychosis Programs in Northeast Ohio

 featuring

Dark Side of the Moon

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)

The Kent Stage, 175 E. Main St., Kent, Ohio

 Proceeds will help provide treatment services for Northeast Ohio individuals who are part of FIRST early identification and treatment of psychosis programs.

For ticket information and more information about FIRST, please click here. 

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

The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery is written by individuals with lived experience of schizophrenia in cooperation with the BeST Center. The authors are Karen Curlis, L.S.W, Frederick J. Frese III, Ph.D., Lisa Marie Griffin, Ron Rett and Linda Robinson.

To view the online version of The BeST Kind of Help: Tools and Tips for Schizophrenia Recovery, please click here.

BeST Center News and Activities

BeST Center to Collaborate to Bring Additional FIRST Early Identification and Treatment of Psychosis Programs to New Parts of Ohio

To learn more, please read the First Episode Psychosis Awards story in Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services' August 2014 Newsletter.

NEOMED Walking Whales to Raise Funds for NAMI Summit County

Please join the NEOMED Walking Whales, a team of Psychiatry Student Interest Group, NAMI NEOMED and the BeST Center/Department of Psychiatry members for the annual National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Summit County Walk!

Location: Munroe Falls Metro Park, Munroe Falls, Ohio
Date: Oct. 4, 2014
Start Time: 10 a.m.

NAMI Summit County is a volunteer, nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families and friends of people living with severe mental illnesses.

Please contact Dr. Danelle Hupp at dhupp@neomed.edu for more information about NAMI, upcoming events, fundraising opportunities and how to be a part of the NEOMED Walking Whales team!

To register as a NEOMED Walking Whales team member or to donate to the team (or a specific team member), please visit this page.

Special thanks to the NEOMED Walking Whale NAMI Summit County team sponsors:

Platinum Sponsors

Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED

Chester Law Group

Gold Sponsors

Applebee’s, 220 Tallmadge Road, Kent (Brimfield)

Chipotle, Lincoln and Main, Kent

Hupp Electrical Engineering Consultants

Silver Sponsors

Grand Canyon Billing

Bronze Sponsors

Angelo’s Pizzeria of Rootstown 

The NEOMED Walking Whales team is hosting two community-based fundraising events to raise money for NAMI Summit County:

Please plan for dinner at Chipotle in Kent (on Lincoln & Main) on Sept. 3 from 6-9 p.m. 50% of the proceeds go to NAMI Summit County – NAMI Walks for anyone who mentions the walk or shows a flier

Please grab lunch, dinner (or both!) on Sept. 25 between 11 a.m. -9 p.m., please grab lunch at Applebee’s, 220 Tallmadge Rd., in Kent (Brimfield). 15% of the proceeds go to NAMI Summit County  - NAMI Walks for those who show a flier or mention the walk.

Please email bestcenter@neomed.edu if you would like us to email you pdf versions of the fliers for your smart phone.

 The Thought Record, Spring/Summer Edition

The Thought Record is a newsletter for the ever-increasing number of mental health professionals who are using a range of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis (CBT-p) interventions. Check out the spring/summer edition to welcome those individuals who have recently received training, learn new practice tips and enjoy recovery stories from the field. To read The Thought Record, please click here.

Spring 2014 FIRST News Update

Learn about new FIRST programs and important clinical outcomes and meet the BeST Center's new consultant/trainer for FIRST early identification and treatment of psychosis programs, Heather Pokrandt, M.S.W., LISW, in the Spring 2014 FIRST News Update.

Winter 2014 Department of Psychiatry Free Associations Newsletter

Catch up on the latest BeST Center news in the 2014 Winter Free Associations Department of Psychiatry newsletter.

Follow the BeST Center's  Integrated Care Discussion  on Twitter

Join a conversation about integrated primary and mental health care!

Follow us on Twitter at MH/PC Integration @BeST_IHC.

For the BeST Center's News and Activities Archives, please click here.