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People who enter UPLIFT have a wide range of concerns, including unusual thoughts and perceptions, depression, social anxiety, suicidal thinking, and increasing difficulty with school, work friends, and family relationships. They usually contact us when their symptoms have worsened or when their difficulties with daily functioning have increased.

You (or the person in your family with these symptoms) must be between 13 and 25 years old and meet our diagnostic criteria for a psychosis  risk syndrome.  Your family must be English-speaking, although English need not be your first language. People who enter our program often have other mental health difficulties as well, such as ADHD, eating disorders, or obsessive compulsive disorder.

If you are a doctor or other mental health provider and have a client you think might be appropriate for UPLIFT, you are welcome to call us to the nearest local site for a consultation. You can also download a brochure to have them contact us directly. Individuals interested in help for themselves or someone they know may also contact us directly.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about UPLIFT over the phone. Individuals (or their parent/legal guardian if between 13 years and 17 years old) who call and decide they’d like to participate are invited for an initial screening interview, which can be done by Zoom (or a another online telehealth program). This interview will determine whether you (or your child) are eligible for the UPLIFT research program. The interview includes questions about your medical and psychological history. You will be asked to explain how things have been going for you lately and about any symptoms you may be experiencing.

It’s important for you to know that any information you tell us during the interview will remain confidential. You will be asked to sign a consent form before you participate in the screening interview explaining these procedures and making sure you understand your rights as a participant.


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