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Early assessment, support open house set

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Apr 22 2013 01:10:51 PM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

Did you know that three out of 100 individuals have early psychosis that could be related to schizophrenia during their lifetime?  It commonly develops between the ages of 15 and 27, and like diabetes, symptoms of psychosis can be managed.

Deschutes County’s behavioral health program. called Early Assessment and Support Alliance -or EASA - will celebrate its five-year anniversary on Thursday, April 25 with an open house!

The Early Assessment and Support Alliance offers two years of free mental health services for qualifying young adults and their family of Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook Counties.  With EASA’s help, young adults learn to manage their symptoms, and go on to succeed in work, school, and life. 

A young person with untreated psychosis might drop out of school, lose the ability to understand verbal and written communication, experience audio and/or visual hallucinations, have bizarre beliefs, and become isolated from friends and family.  Early detection significantly increases the likelihood of successful recovery, and healthy living.

Please visit the open house on Thursday, April 25 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the EASA Office in the Deschutes County Wall Street Services Building, 1340 NW Wall St. in Bend.

Refreshments and Tours 4:00 p.m.

Presentation and Client Panel 5:30 p.m.

To learn more about EASA’s free mental health services visit www.EASAcommunity.org or call Deschutes County’s EASA program at
(541) 322-7583.

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