Improving the lives of people with schizophrenia
With the right treatments and support, people with schizophrenia can and do recover. The Coordinating Centers of Excellence Stories of Recovery and Hope video shares how the programs and practices of the BeST Center, the Criminal Justice Coordinating Center of Excellence and the Ohio Program for Campus Safety & Mental Health are promoting recovery and instilling hope.
Unfortunately, many people affected by schizophrenia do not have access to the most effective treatments. The BeST Center’s mission is to change this by providing customized training and other resources to individuals and organizations that help people live successfully with schizophrenia:
BeST Center Practices
- FIRST Coordinated Specialty Care for First Episode Psychosis
- Family Education and Support
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Psychosis
- Integrated Primary and Mental Health Care
- Pharmacotherapy for Schizophrenia
- Cognitive Remediation
To learn more, please view Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center Practices
To discuss customized BeST practice training and consultation, please contact:
Ruth H. Simera, M.Ed., LSW
Executive Director, Coordinating Centers of Excellence
Announcing the 2023 DrS. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture!
2023 Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Virtual Lecture, “Recovering Family and Hope: A daughter’s journey and a mother’s devotion”
Bethany Yeiser, President of the CURESZ Foundation (Comprehensive Understanding via Research and Education into SchiZophrenia); Karen Yeiser, mother of Bethany Yeiser and registered nurse, secretary for The CURESZ Foundation.
May 25, 2023, 2 p.m. ET
NEOMED, Watanakunakorn Auditorium (Room 1031) – Use Main Entrance Campus Map
Register here for this free lecture – available in-person or livestreaming.
Bethany Yeiser is the President of the CURESZ Foundation which she co-founded with Dr. Henry Nasrallah in 2016. CURESZ stands for Comprehensive Understanding via Research and Education into SchiZophrenia. She is a motivational speaker and the author of Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery (released May 31, 2014). Bethany was a scholarship winner, researcher and violinist before she became severely mentally ill and homeless her senior year of college in 2003. She has maintained a high level of recovery for 15 years. Bethany also publishes a blog called “Recovery Road” on PsychologyToday.com
Karen S. Yeiser, a registered nurse for twenty-two years cared and advocated for people with developmental disabilities throughout her career. While living through the severe mental health crisis in her daughter’s life, she gained a deeper and more personal understanding of the unique nature of schizophrenia, and the challenges individuals with schizophrenia and their families face.
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The Drs. Fred and Penny Frese Lecture honors the late Fred Frese, Ph.D., and Penny Frese, Ph.D., by sharing stories of individuals living successfully with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses and how their loved ones support their recovery.
Learn more about SCHIZOPHRENIA The Myths, the Realities and How to Help
Tips for Engaging Individuals with Psychotic Illness in Treatment
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR RECOGNIZING AND RESPONDING TO FIRST-EPISODE PSYCHOSIS
Mental Health Resources for Recognizing and Responding to First Episode Psychosis
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES, FRIENDS AND OTHER ALLIES IN RECOVERY
Coordinating Centers of Excellence Mental Health Resources for Families, Friends and Other Allies in Recovery
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY
Coordinating Centers of Excellence Mental Health Resources for Members of the LGBTQIA+ Community
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR COVID-19
Important Resources for Mental Health During COVID-19
BeST Tips for Supporting Your Loved One During COVID-19*
Stress Can Worsen Psychotic Symptoms_ BeST Tips for CBT-p Informed Strategies for Responding*
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND PEOPLE OF COLOR
Structural Disadvantage and Culture, Race, and Ethnicity in Early Psychosis Services: International Provider Survey by Nev Jones, Ph.D., Sarah Kamens, Ph.D., Oladunni Oluwoye, Ph.D., Franco Mascayano, M.P.H., Chris Perry, L.F.M.T., Marc Manseau, M.D., M.P.H., and Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
Mental Health Resources for Black, Indigenous People and People of Color
SUICIDE PREVENTION RESOURCES
Coordinating Centers of Excellence Suicide Prevention Resources
BeST Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center
NEOMED Coordinating Center of Excellence