InStride Program

Purpose: In S.T.R.I.D.E (Steps, Toward, Recovery, Insight, Development and Empowerment) is a program designed to build therapeutic relationships and provide early intervention to individuals between the ages of 16 and 25, who are experiencing early symptoms of psychosis. The team will provide coordinated specialty care including intensive intervention, individual, family and group therapy, as well as vocational and educational support to prevent these symptoms from becoming disabling over time. In S.T.R.I.D.E will strive to enhance the individual’s quality of life by assisting them with improving their ability to work, go to school, live independently and have enjoyable relationships.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Young adults between the ages of 16-25
  • Must be a resident of Henrico County, Charles City or New Kent County
  • Has a mental health diagnosis of: Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective, Delusional disorder, Psychosis NOS and Major Depressive disorder or Bipolar disorder with psychotic features
  • Symptoms occurring for more than 1 week and less than 2 years
  • The psychosis cannot be substance induced

The program is designed to provide early intervention services for up to 2 years. At which time, we will either successfully discharge consumers from services or determine the next appropriate level of services. Individuals do not age out so if they reach the age limit, we will continue to work with them until discharge is appropriate. Also, at the end of the 2 years we do not terminate services, we continue providing treatment until they are able to successfully transition to another level of services or successfully discharge from the program, whichever comes first.

Service Components include:

  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Individual and family therapy
  • Educational and group therapy
  • Medication management
  • Case Management
  • Vocational services
  • Peer Support
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Behavioral and Skill building

Resources on first episode psychosis:

National Institute of Mental Healt

National Alliance for Mental Illness

Contact Us

Mental Health & Developmental Services

Main Office
10299 Woodman Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Access Services Call Center
(804) 727-8515
Main Office Phone
(804) 727-8500
Emergency Services (Mental Health)
(804) 727-8484

Developmental Services Intake Phone
Infant Toddler Connection
Billing information


Mailing Address
10299 Woodman Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060

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