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Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center












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.

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

NEOMED Walking Whales to Raise Funds for NAMI

Please join the Psychiatry Student Interest Group, NAMI NEOMED and the BeST Center/Department of Psychiatry 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 (National Alliance on Mental Illness) 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 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.

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.