The Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a collaborative comprised of specialized programs with expertise in the early identification, evaluation, and comprehensive psychiatric treatment of adolescents and young adults at risk for, or in the early stages of, a mental illness with psychosis.
We use an integrated approach to address the health and mental health needs of young adults, including providing support for co-occurring substance use disorders, and metabolic and other co-occurring medical conditions. The EIP is committed to reducing disability by equipping individuals at risk and their families with tools to manage their illness, move successfully through the developmental stages of growth, and establish a life of their choosing.
In addition to our focus on early intervention for youth experiencing mental illness with psychosis, we provide outreach and education, including resources, training, and technical assistance. Sample training topics include identifying and treating early psychosis, practice adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic, addressing systemic racism in mental health care, and more.