Community partners such as educators and health providers play a critical role in recovery, as they are often the first touchpoints for young people seeking support.
Connecting a young person with coordinated specialty care
Michigan Coordinated Speciality Care (CSC) teams, called NAVIGATE and ACT Early, specialize in early psychosis, and are trained to support young people in reaching their individual goals and needs. Care at Michigan’s CSC programs is offered regardless of insurance or ability to pay, and involves therapy, peer support, support with school and/or work, and sometimes, medications. Specialty care also includes the whole family, as well as friends and other chosen family who the young person selects to be a part of their recovery journey.
Signs of early psychosis can look and feel different for each person, but a few indicators that a young person may benefit from professional support include:
- Withdrawing from friends, family, typical activities and social events
- Having sudden trouble focusing, organizing thoughts, or understanding what others are saying
- Seeming confused about which events are real and imaginary
- Seeing or hearing things that others cannot
- Thinking that others are watching or talking about them
If you are concerned about a young person who is experiencing any one of these, a CSC team can partner with you to engage them and their family, assess for psychosis, and guide them through appropriate next steps.
RESOURCES FOR PROVIDERS & COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Our mission is to make it easier for community partners across Michigan to get quality information and support for teen & young adult mental health concerns. Check out the resources below to get started.
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person you’re concerned about might benefit from Coordinated Specialty Care
Learn more about Coordinated Specialty Care, and get connected quickly to your nearest team
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Learn how to support & communicate with your loved one, and get self-care tips for caregivers
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Hear from young people and their families about their experiences moving through a recovery journey
An important part of our work is educating our community and letting people know help exists, and it exists early on. It is not something someone has to endure alone.
– Elizabeth Peralta, Individual Resiliency Therapist, Lansing team
When we saw our daughter struggling, we were just so confused and scared, because we were dealing with something we didn’t understand. NAVIGATE was the first place that included her on all the decision making about her treatment.
– Kathy, parent of NAVIGATE Program Participant
MAKE A REFERRAL OR REQUEST INFORMATION
Fill out the form below to be connected to your nearest coordinated specialty care team. In addition to using this form to start the referral process for a young person, you can also use it to ask us anything about our services or psychosis, or request an educational presentation and/or materials for your Michigan-based organization.
A care team member will respond within 2 business days.
Download this flyer to help us spread the word about coordinated specialty care in your community!
Families, educators, health providers, and community spaces such as faith centers are often the first touchpoints for young people seeking support for mental health concerns. Growing awareness about the power of early intervention for psychosis and how to gain rapid access to services can make a big difference in the lives of young people.
Thank you for being a part of our community!