To learn more about the study:
Maine Medical Center Outpatient Psychiatry
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
PIER is an innovative research program that provides assessment and referral for young people between 12 and 35 who are showing the early signs of serious mental illness.
For the past decade, the PIER Program has been a treatment research program with the mission of reducing the incidence of psychotic illnesses (such as Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder). Funding sources no longer support the active treatment component of the PIER Program, however, currently we are conducting a study to look at the experiences of young people who are at high risk or showing early warning signs for psychosis.
The study is called The Mental Health Attitudes of Youth (MAY) study and includes a thorough assessment of early symptoms of psychosis, follow up at six months and optional referral for services. For more information, call 207-662-3681.