About EASA

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Need Help Now?

Call 911, go to the emergency room, or call the local crisis line services if you need them.

24/7 Suicide Prevention & Crisis Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Local Crisis Lines

Most counties in Oregon have their own local crisis line.

This list is arranged alphabetically by county

  • Baker County (541) 519-7126
  • Clackamas County (971) 244-4635
  • Clatsop County (503) 325-5724
  • Columbia County (503) 397-5211 or 1-866-866-1426
  • Curry County 1-877-519-9322
  • Deschutes, Crook, & Jefferson Counties (541) 322-7500, #9
  • Douglas County (541) 530-2834
  • Hood River, Wasco, & Sherman Counties Weekdays: Hood River (541) 386-2620; The Dalles (541) 296-5452; Evenings & Weekends: (541) 296-6307 all areas
  • Jackson County (541) 774-8201
  • Josephine County (541) 474-5360
  • Klamath County (541) 883-1030
  • Lane County Weekdays: (458) 205-7070; Evenings & Weekends: (541) 510-5088
  • Linn County Weekdays: (541) 967-3866 or 1-800-304-7468; Evenings & Weekends: 1-800-560-5535
  • Malheur County (541) 523-5903
  • Marion County (503) 585-4949
  • Multnomah County (503) 988-4888 or 1-800-716-9769
  • Polk County Weekdays: (503) 623-9289, #1; Evenings & Weekends: (503) 581-5535 or 1-800-560-5833
  • Tillamook County (503) 842-8201 or 1-800-962-2851
  • Umatilla County Pendleton: (541) 276-6207; Hermiston or Milton-Freewater: 1-866-343-4473
  • Union County (541) 962-8800
  • Wallowa County (541) 398-1175
  • Washington County EASA Participants: (971) 244-4635; Not enrolled in EASA: (503) 291-9111
  • Yamhill County Weekdays: (503) 434-7523; Evenings & Weekends: 1-800-560-5535

For a complete list of crisis contacts within Oregon, please visit the Oregon.gov list of crisis services.

Find Help in Oregon

Are you or someone you know a young person experiencing psychosis? Please call these numbers to make an appointment with your nearest EASA team to receive information and support:

  • Baker County (541) 523-4636
  • Clackamas County (503) 496-3201, #1244 or (503) 710-8843
  • Clatsop County (503) 298-7416 or (503) 325-0241, #262
  • Columbia County (503) 397-5211, #128
  • Curry County (541) 373-0279
  • Deschutes, Crook, & Jefferson Counties (541) 213-6851
  • Douglas County (541) 440-3532 or 1-800-866-9780
  • Hood River, Wasco, & Sherman Counties (541) 296-5452, #4330
  • Jackson County (541) 770-7744
  • Josephine County (541) 244-3138
  • Klamath County (541) 883-1030
  • Lane County (458) 205-7070
  • Linn County (541) 967-3866, #4
  • Malheur County (541) 889-9167
  • Marion County (503) 576-4690
  • Multnomah County (503) 988-3272
  • Polk County Weekdays: (503) 385-7417
  • Tillamook County (503) 842-8201 or 1-800-962-2851
  • Umatilla County 1-866-343-4473
  • Union County (541) 962-8800
  • Wallowa County (541) 426-4524
  • Washington County (503) 705-9999
  • Yamhill County (503) 583-5527

Find Help in the U.S.

If you or someone you know is a young person experiencing psychosis outside Oregon, One Mind Care Connect has a handy Google Map of treatment programs nationwide, and lists of U.S. and International programs. 

EASA Services

Services Offered by EASA

EASA Clinical Teams provide the following services:
  • Outreach and engagement
  • Assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning by mental health professionals specifically trained in early psychosis work
  • Education and support for individuals and families/primary support systems
  • Crisis and relapse planning
  • Assistance with knowing rights and available benefits
  • Goal setting and planning
  • Mentoring and opportunities to meet others
  • Independent living skill development
  • Occupational therapy
  • Resource brokering and advocacy
  • Support for vocational and educational settings
  • Group and individual counseling
  • Medication support
EASA works closely with family members and others who are supportive of the individual to help them succeed.
 
EASA is a transitional program, serving people for approximately two years. The program continues to evolve based on feedback, experience and availability of new methods. For example, EASA is now integrating methodology from evidence-based "toolkits" developed by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA). Toolkits being implemented by EASA include multi-family groups, illness management and recovery, dual diagnosis treatment (chemical dependency and psychosis), and supported employment.
 
The EASA Technical Assistance Team provides the following services:
  • Community education and public speaking to groups
  • Professional training and consultation
Services are based on practice guidelines developed by the Early Psychosis Prevention and Intervention Center (EPPIC), and best practice guidelines from the United States. The EASA Technical Assistance Team also offers community education, training and technical assistance to individuals and organizations who are committed to providing effective services for young people with psychosis.

Phases of Care

The EASA clinical team works with people in five phases:
 
Phase 1 (up to 6 months): Assessment and stabilization
a. Outreach to individual and family/primary support system
b. Get to know the individual and family/primary support system
c. Provide comprehensive assessment
d. Complete needed medical tests (as soon as possible!)
e. Begin treatment for identified medical conditions, including psychosis and alcohol/drug dependency where feasible
f. Identify strengths, resources, needs and goals
g. Begin multi-family group process
h. Stabilize the situation: symptoms, economic situation, housing, relationships, school, work, etc.
i. Provide support and education to the individual and family/primary support system
j. Provide opportunities for peer involvement, physical fitness, etc.
k. Assess need for ongoing services from EASA
 
Phase 2 (approximately 6 months): Adaptation
a. Provide more extensive education to the individual and family/primary support system
b. Continue treatment with EASA Team
c. Address adaptation issues
d. Refine and test the relapse plan
e. Engage in alcohol and drug treatment if needed
f. Continue multi-family group process
g. Move forward proactively on living and/or vocational goals
h. Identify and establish necessary accommodations as needed at work or school
i. Identify and develop stable long-term economic and social support
j. Provide opportunities for peer involvement, physical fitness, etc.
 
Phase 3 (approximately 6 months): Consolidation
a. Continue multi-family group, vocation support and individual treatment
b. Continue to work toward personal goals
c. Develop a relapse prevention plan
d. Develop long-term plan
 
Phase 4 (approximately 6 months): Transition
a. Maintain contact with EASA Team
b. Continue multi-family group
c. Participate in individual and group opportunities
d. Establish ongoing treatment relationship and recovery plan
 
Phase 5: Post-graduation
a. Continue multi-family group (in some situations)
b. Continue with ongoing providers
c. Invitation to participate in events and mentoring
d. Invitation to participate in EASA planning/development activities
e. Periodic check-ins and problem solving as needed.