The OASIS Program located in Orange County, North Carolina, is a clinical program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health within the Department of Psychiatry at UNC's School of Medicine. Our mission is to promote full recovery from a first episode of psychosis using proven and innovative approaches to comprehensive and coordinated specialty care and integrative medicine.
- Assertive outreach and crisis services.
- Medical management services.
- Individual and group psychotherapies.
- Family therapy and support services.
- Employment and education support services.
- Social and recreational services.
- Rapid and comprehensive psychosocial assessments.
- Individuals who are experiencing or recovering from a first episode of psychosis within the past 3 years.
- Persons ages 15-36.
- Clients who live in Orange, Durham, Alamance, Chatham, and Person counties.
- Consultation services are available for those outside of our catchment zone.
What is Psychosis?
Psychosis is a brain disorder in which a person experiences hallucinations, delusions, and confused thinking. A first episode of psychosis is often a confusing and scary time, and patients and family members may not know where to turn for help. It may be difficult for a person and their family to recognize that the changes in thinking and behavior are psychosis. Even when recognized, it may be difficult to know where to turn. The good news is:
For more information about the UNC OASIS Program of Orange County, or to make a referral, please visit our new website: http://med.unc.edu/psych/oasis