Asking for help

It's one of the strongest things you can do
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Why is finding help early so important?

The research results are in: Getting help in the early stages of psychosis gives you the best opportunity for a full recovery.

This may be, in part, due to the fact that the longer psychosis goes untreated, the more it can interfere with your life and your relationships, making it more challenging to get back on track. According to research, getting help early on with a specialty team has been proven to:

  • Strengthen mental wellness
  • Help young people stay engaged with school or work
  • Improve overall quality of life and relationships

What to expect from early treatment

Early treatment programs offer tailored support that is focused on helping you live according to what matters most to you.

Whether your goals are to stay in school, keep up with work, maintain relationships or simply to get back to feeling like your best self, early treatment programs will focus on what’s most important to YOU.

Early treatment programs are holistic in nature, which means that they take a treatment approach that addresses all areas of life. Depending on your specific needs, early treatment may include group counseling, individual talk therapy, resiliency training, counseling and classes for your family, support with your educational or career goals, medications as necessary, and substance use treatment, if applicable.

Where to find help for psychosis in Michigan

Asking for help and taking care of yourself when you need it is one of the strongest things you can do. It’s not always easy, and with so much information out there, it can be overwhelming trying to figure out where to turn.

Which is why we’ve got you covered.


Clinton-Eaton-Ingham Community Mental Health
Cathy Adams, Project Director – 517-237-7304,

616-425-1627 or 616-227-1751

Integrated Services of Kalamazoo County

Easterseals Michigan


Pathways Community Mental Health

Community Mental Health for Central Michigan

Don’t see your area listed here?

If you’re located in Michigan but don’t see a location near you, please email us and we’ll do our best to connect you with some resources to get started.

For psychosis support located outside of Michigan, please check Strong 365’s Early Psychosis Treatment Tracker.

If you need to connect with someone now

• Reach out to an adult you trust

• Text “START” to Crisis Text Line at 741-741

• Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255)

• For non-crisis or general support, you might try chatting with a 7 Cups listener or therapist (free when you enter code “strong”)


Not sure if you need help?


Michigan Minds Empowered is made possible by Michiganders who have been personally touched by psychosis. We are supported by funds from Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services through the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. Fiduciary management provided by Network180, the Community Mental Health Authority for Kent County, Michigan.

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Learn more about living with psychosis and find inspiration to stay in the fight for mental wellness on our sister site, Strong 365.

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