RESTORE - First Episode Psychosis

 

Are you 16-40 years old and have trouble making sense of your thoughts, experiencing confusion, seeing and/or hearing things others do not?  Are you struggling with co-occurring substance abuse, anxiety, depression, or disruptive moods?

Contact Eyerly Ball’s Restore Team, which provides specialized treatment for First Episode of Psychosis.

 

Restore can help you (and your family) navigate the road to recovery from an episode of psychosis, including supporting efforts to function well at home, on the job, at school, and in the social world.  This program offers a team-based approach to treatment, including:

  1. Individual therapy focused on self-understanding and coping strategies

  2. Education for family members or friends

  3. Employment/education support

  4. Medication management

  5. Community support services

 

The program's goal is recovery, which is defined as a person’s ability to experience a rewarding and meaningful life – even while the person may be managing or coping with existing symptoms.

 

HOW TO ACCESS SERVICES:

To request a phone or in-person consultation, please contact the RESTORE Team Lead at Eyerly Ball’s Cropp Clinic:  515-243-5181.

Services are funded by public/private insurances along with an Iowa Department of Human Services grant.  If you do not have insurance, we will help connect you to resources.

 


"Eyerly Ball's Restore program has helped me tremendously.  They have helped my family understand me. 

The doctor has been compassionate but firm - and seems to know me better than I know myself.  The therapist

has spent a lot of time talking with me, helping me to clear my thinking.  Without the help of everyone who

works at Eyerly Ball, a lot of people like me would be in a bad place.  I am grateful for

everyone and what they have done for my family and my life."

(JF, February of 2018)


 

WHAT IS PSYCHOSIS?

It is a loss of contact with reality which is often associated with severe depression, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, substance use or trauma.

 

Symptoms of psychosis can include:

  • hallucinations (seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting or feeling something that is not real)

  • paranoia/delusions (believing in something that is not real even when presented with facts)

  • confused or disturbed thoughts

  • lack of insight and self-awareness

  • disorganized speech

 

Why is it important to get treatment as soon as possible?

Psychosis can be treated.  Early treatment increases the chance of a successful recovery, improves the quality of life and reduces long-term levels of cognitive impairment.  The longer a person goes untreated, the longer it can take to stabilize symptoms.

 

Call 515-243-5181 for more information