Promoting Clozapine in A Community Mental Health Clinic

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Despite being effective for treatment-resistant schizophrenia, clozapine is underutilized. To increase prescriptions, a clozapine community clinic with a multidisciplinary team of health practitioners was established in 2015. Providers utilized the best practice alert (BPA) to identify ideal patient candidates for clozapine treatment and since its inception, the number of patients receiving clozapine treatment increased from 57 to 124. Patients received weekly group support, education, telehealth, and access to a centralized clozapine resource toolkit. Intervention programs also evaluated existing attitudes and awareness regarding clozapine and provided education to healthcare providers. To learn more, see the article in Psychiatric Services.
 

About Mental Illness

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning.

What is Recovery

Recovery from serious mental illness is not only possible, but for many people living with mental illness today, probable. The notion of recovery involves a variety of perspectives.

We’re Here to Listen

In Crisis?

You can chat one-to-one online at:
www.Foundation2CrisisChat.org
Online & texting chats are available from 9am-3pm M-F. All contacts are confidential.

Call the NAMI Helpline at

1-800-950-NAMI (6264)

Or in a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741

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