The Recognition and Prevention (RAP) Program provides confidential assessment and early assistance for young people between the ages of 13 and 30 who are at risk for mental illnesses. We are a research program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health.
People at risk often show early, non-specific signs such as:
More serious signs of concern include:
If you or someone you care about is showing any of these warning signs, contact RAP for an initial assessment or consultation to determine if the presenting symptoms meet our eligibility criteria. The RAP Program provides education and treatment for young people and their families, and conducts research about the effects of early identification in off-setting the progression of mental illness. By getting help early, a person’s chances greatly improve for staying in school, working, maintaining friendships and planning for the future.
Persons are NOT appropriate for the RAP Program if they meet any of the following criteria:
Younger than 13 or older than 30
Already meeting criteria for Schizophrenia
An active legal problem
I.Q. less than 70 or a serious neurodevelopmental condition