May news from the Maryland Early Intervention Program (EIP) team!
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The EIP offers specialized programs with expertise in the early identification, evaluation, and comprehensive psychiatric treatment of adolescents and young adults with, or at risk for, psychotic disorders, and uses 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.

For more information, contact us at            phone: 1-877-277-MEIP (6347)          

May was National Mental Health Awareness Month and UMBC hosted two special events during Children's Mental Health Awareness Week:

  • Second annual UMBC Mental Health Awareness Flashmob, which invited students, faculty, and community members to "Shake It Off" for the  importance of good mental health for children and young adults. You can view the video here: 
  • Panel discussion with student speakers talking about their mental health challenges and recovery titled "UMBC students share stories: Navigating college with mental health challenges." 
Thank you to everyone who participated in or helped coordinate these amazing events to help decrease stigma about mental illness!

EIP Updates

Training and Implementation Support

The Maryland Early Intervention Program Training and Implementation Service group is excited to introduce two new Early Intervention Teams (EITs) at Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic and Family Services, Inc.:
Johns Hopkins Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic/Maryland EIP (EPIC/EIP)
Community Psychiatry Program                                   
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
4940 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Krista Baker, LCPC: Clinical Supervisor
Katy Rinehimer, LGPC: Primary Clinician
Carolyn Howell, MD: Team Psychiatrist
Tejal Pancholi, MSW: Recovery Coach 
Emily McCollister, BA: Supported Education and Employment Specialist
OnTrack Maryland at Family Services, Inc. 
610 E. Diamond Avenue, Suite 100
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Arlene Rogan, PhD, LCSW-C: Division Director, Behavioral Health Services
Jason Martin, LCPC, CPRP: Team Leader
Lea Ann Moricle, MD: Team Psychiatrist
Russell Horowitz, MD: Team Psychiatrist
Alison Disseler, LCSW-C: Recovery Coach 
Kayla Onley, BA: Supported Education and Employment Specialist

Both teams are operational and are accepting referrals of young people with a mental illness with psychosis that have been identified within the last two years. These teams will also be the start of our learning collaborative that will provide training and resource opportunities to new teams and other mental health service providers throughout Maryland who are working with young people with early psychosis. This collaborative will be a forum for providers to collaborate, share resources, and provide support and coordination of service delivery.
For more information on training or on being part of our learning collaborative, contact Dr. Melanie Bennett, 

Clinical Treatment and Consultation

  • The Strive for Wellness team has performed 11 evaluations and provided treatment to 9 clients, and continues to revise its treatment model and train additional staff evaluators
  • The First Episode Clinic has provided treatment for 129 individuals and continues to collect standardized assessments
  • Provided consultations to 6 individuals at-risk and 2 individuals experiencing a first episode of psychosis
  • Continued implementation and planning for telepsychiatry with Baltimore City schools and rural pediatric primary care practice locations
  • For more information, call our Centralized Service Line at 1-877-277-MEIP (6347) or e-mail us at 

Outreach and Education

  • EIP workgroup members and staff participated in several events and activities during National Children's Mental Health Awareness Month, including the NAMI Walk, UMBC's Flashmob and discussion panel and a number of local meetings and conferences to raise awareness about mental illness
  • Outreached to nearly 600 primary care physicians throughout the State, introducing the EIP and its services
  • Hosted the Advisory Council meeting, which brought together stakeholders, new staff and EIP workgroup members to discuss important updates and topics relevant to the EIP and psychosis
  • If you would like to schedule a presentation to learn more about the EIP, contact Amanda Mosby,
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