FIRST.IL is a specialized treatment approach that helps individuals who are between the ages of 14 to 40 and who have had a treated or untreated psychotic illness for no more than 18 months. Eligible diagnoses are schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder or other specified/unspecified schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder with psychotic features, major depressive disorder with psychotic features and PTSD with dissociative symptoms.
Individual Resiliency Training
Supported Employment/ Education
** The duration for FIRST.IL is typically three to five years, depending on client's needs and preferences.
** If the treatment team does not feel that FIRST.IL is the most appropriate treatment resource for an individual, he or she will be referred to other community resources
** All clients who do not meet criteria are referred to the most appropriate resource.
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