Identifying Mental Illness and Early Intervention
March 11, 2015•10 min
Mental illness can sometimes go unidentified in its early stages leading to more serious diagnosis that may affect a person’s ability to live a normal life. Early intervention and mental health programs can help treat mental illness and enable sufferers to continue their lives. Dr. William McFarlane created the Portland Identification and Early Referral Program, a model being used in many states to effectively identify and treat patients early.