FIRST.IL LifeLinks

FIRST.IL is a specialized treatment program 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 include schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, schizophreniform disorder or other specified/unspecified schizophrenia spectrum, other psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder with psychotic symptoms, and bipolar disorder with psychotic symptoms.

FIRST.IL Program Goals are:

  • To provide support and education for the individual and their family;
  • To improve recovery;
  • To reduce the chances of relapse; and
  • To set goals for the future

FIRST.IL clients must also be willing to participate in at least two of the following treatment components:

  • Counseling
  • Psychiatric Care
  • Supported Employment/Education
  • Family Psychoeducation
  • Case Management

If you or a loved one are having serious problems at work or school

  • seeing or hearing things that others do not see or hear;
  • having fixed beliefs not shared by others;
  • withdrawing from social interactions;
  • speaking or thinking in a disorganized way; and /or
  • feeling paranoid

You or a loved one may be a risk for a psychotic illness. Call FIRST.IL LifeLinks today and ask to speak to one of our team members. Don’t wait. Early treatment is very important. Research suggests that the sooner treatment of a psychotic illness begins, the better the chances of a faster and more complete recovery. With treatment, people with psychotic illness can and do get better!

LifeLinks Mental Health
750 Broadway Avenue East
Mattoon, Illinois 61938
(217) 238-5700