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Serious Mental Illness

Goal Leaders:

Placeholder headshot Anita Everett, Director, Center for Mental Health Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Placeholder headshot Robert Heinssen, Director, Division of Services and Intervention Research, National Institute of Mental Health

Goal Statement: Improve treatment for individuals with early Serious Mental Illness.  By September 30, 2019, HHS wants at least 280 evidence-based Coordinated Specialty Care programs providing services to individuals with first episode psychosis, representing a seven-fold increase in the number of such programs compared to 2014.*

*This target assumes stable funding at the federal and state level and may need to be adjusted if there are major unanticipated changes in either.

Goal Action Plans & Progress Updates