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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.

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 

Follow the BeST Center at NEOMED on Twitter @bestneomed

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.


To learn more about partnering with the BeST Center, please contact Patti Fetzer, LISW-S, BeST Center director, at  or 330.325.6695.