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. We work to make BeST practices available to individuals by helping organizations to develop, implement and sustain these practices.
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
- FIRST, the early identification and treatment of psychosis
- Family-based Services
- Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia
- Cognitive Enhancement Therapy
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 developed by individuals with schizophrenia and their family members and friends:
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.
To learn more about partnering with the BeST Center, please contact Lon C. Herman, M.A., BeST Center director, at email@example.com or 330.325.6695.