Date & Time
Sunday, July 21, 2024, 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
2:45 PM - 3:45 PM
313 Treating Psychosis in Jail: The Sooner the Better for Everyone

This presentation will discuss the reasons why psychosis should be treated as soon as possible, the barriers to faster treatment in the jail setting, and how Twin Towers Correctional Facility in LA County has overcome the challenges to get seriously mentally ill patients treated within 24 hours of arrival. An overview of psychosis, its long-term consequences on the brain, implications for acute and chronic treatment, and impact on prognosis will also be shared.

Educational Objectives

  • Explain the importance of rapid treatment of psychosis in the incarcerated population
  • Describe the specific challenges within a jail system to rapid treatment of psychosis
  • Identify specific interventions and processes that can be initiated to ensure timely treatment of psychosis

Level: Intermediate