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    Any of a group of disorders that are characterized by onset before age 45, deterioration from a previous level of functioning in areas such as work, social relations or self-care, and at least one of the following during a phase of the illness: bizarre delusions such as delusions of being controlled, thought broadcasting, thought insertion or thought withdrawal; somatic, grandiose, religious or nihilistic delusions; delusions with jealous or persecutory content accompanied by hallucinations of any type; auditory hallucinations; or incoherence associated with a blunted, flat or inappropriate affect, delusions or hallucinations, or catatonic or other grossly disorganized behavior.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Monongahela Valley Hospital - Schizophrenia Support GroupThis support group is free and open to all persons interested in this mental illness.WashingtonMonongahela Valley Hospital Support GroupsMonongahela Valley Hospital
    Schizophrenics AnonymousFellowship, positive support, encouragement & education for persons who are working for recovery from schizophrenia.CumberlandSchizophrenics AnonymousSchizophrenics Anonymous
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - Coaching into Carethe Veterans Health Administration's Coaching into Care provides a free and confidential coaching service to help callers discover new ways to support their Military Members with a goal of getting them into Mental Health treatment or learn of other resources to resolve issues. The Families of Soldiers and Veterans now have a chance to receive assistance and on-going follow-up with a Life Coach from the VA. Coaching Into Care is aimed to show the Family Member how to support their Military Member, with regular one-on-one ‘life coaching’ via phone, which provides the skills of communication, education, navigating the VA system, treatment options, how to positively deal with a Military Member’s resistance to treatment; use of web-based video training to understand causes and find solutions.United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration - MIRECC and CoEUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Behavioral Health ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System offers inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care in the Consolidation Building at University Drive. Inpatient units provide a multidisciplinary approach with medicine, psychiatry, nursing and social work services. This treatment team meets daily to discuss new needs, presenting barriers to treatments, medication changes and the treatment plan. Individual time is spent with each veteran specific to each discipline. During time on the acute impatient units, a veteran will receive treatment that is diagnosis specific. Mood disorders, anxiety and co-occurring substance abuse are treated on the 4th floor, which specializes in the recovery model. The 5th floor focuses on schizophrenia and thought disorders. While on the units, veterans benefit from various modalities of treatment such as group programming and specialized interventions from psychology and nursing teams. Workbooks are provided for recovery-focused care pertaining to drug and alcohol and other specific diagnoses. Social work assists as part of the treatment team, facilitating appropriate care plans, brokering between programs, assisting with therapeutic goals and arranging appropriate level of care and follow up. Social work assists with drug and alcohol evaluations, family interventions, community and VA referrals for programming. Social work often interacts with other VA facilities in VISN-4 in order to determine appropriate in home services and programming that may be able to meet a veteran’s specific needs. On occasion, veterans may require longer term care. Those veterans are referred to the 3rd floor for extended psychiatric treatment. Veterans discharge from the inpatient units to many levels of care, some of which are home, residential programming, drug and alcohol treatment centers, nursing homes, and group or personal care home living. Behavioral health services at VA Pittsburgh include:
    • Psychiatry,
    • Psychology,
    • In-patient Psychiatric Unit,
    • Homeless Veterans Services,
    • Treatment for Addictive Disorders, including residential rehabilitation treatment programs.
    Treatment addresses the following:
    • depression, sadness, grief,
    • anxiety, worry, nervousness,
    • addictive behaviors,
    • relationship problems,
    • stress from medical problems and/or pain,
    • post-traumatic stress disorder and combat related stress disorder,
    • emotional problems, such as managing anger,
    • vocational issues,
    • troublesome thoughts or ideas,
    • confused thinking,
    • aggressive or self-harming behaviors,
    • memory problems.
    Some related services, such as the psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment program, and OIF/OEF/OND services are located at the H.J. Heinz campus in Aspinwall.
    AlleghenyVeterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

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