Psychotic illness affects approximately 100,000 young people nationwide, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. But until recently, New Jersey had no clinics to help teens or young adults within their first two years of exhibiting symptoms when intervention is likely to be most effective.
Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) recently opened a first-episode psychosis outpatient clinic in its Edison Metroplex location to serve 15-to-35-year-old residents of Middlesex, Monmouth and Mercer counties, funded by a grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Two other grant-funded clinics – in Paramus, managed by Care Plus, and …read more
Source: Rutgers Today