A BHA is used for identifying individuals with possible behavioral health (mental health or substance use) disorders and provide guidance for decisions to refer for specialized behavioral health treatment.
Our psychiatric nurses are experts in crisis intervention, mental health, medications and therapies to assist patients in mastering mental illnesses. They work closely with individuals so that they can live as productive and fulfilling lives as possible.. Our nurses will provide individual counseling to the patient as well as the family so that they have a better understanding of the illness. The nurse also conducts medication administration and co-morbidity focused nursing assessments
Peer support occurs when people provide knowledge, experience, emotional, social or practical help to each other. Our trained peer support specialists and peer counselors receive special training in the areas of health and wellness, and addiction recovery (CARES & WHAM)
Supportive housing residents usually receive life skills or job training. Supported housing services place people with mental health conditions and substance use disorders in a variety of living arrangements where they may live among people who do not have mental illness. This program is a federally funded program dedicated to developing and subsidizing rental housing for very or extremely low income adults and families with disabilities.
Because they are physicians, psychiatrists can order or perform a full range of medical laboratory and psychological tests which, combined with discussions with patients, help provide a picture of a patient's physical and mental state. Psychiatrists use a variety of treatments – including various forms of psychotherapy, medications, psychosocial interventions and other treatments depending on the needs of each patient. These services are provided to both Adults and Children ages 6 and over.
The Patient Assistance Programs (PAPs) is a partnership with pharmaceutical companies to provide free or discounted medicines to people who are unable to afford them. Although no two programs are exactly the same, most require that the applicant complete an application form. The amount of information required varies. Some programs require detailed medical and financial information, others very little. All require a doctor's signature. Certain companies require the doctor complete a portion of the form while others only need a signed prescription.
The individual is engaged in a self-reflective process on his or her emotions and behaviors. Family therapy usually involves an intense focus on improving the communication pattern within the family unit. Therapy is available to ages 6 and up.
Community Support Case Managers serve as the coordinators of a variety of community services, monitoring services, and advocating for individuals suffering from ongoing mental health issues and or substance use disorders. Case Management also can provide support for the families and friends of these individuals.
HIV EIS workers offer free HIV prevention education, counseling, and testing. HIV-positive clients – whether previously or newly diagnosed – are referred to medical care and social services.
These services are integrated into the Individual Service Plan for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These services focus on promoting independence, skill enhancement, community navigation, self advocacy, and leisure activities.
The purpose of anger management is to help a person decrease anger. It reduces the emotional and physical arousal that anger can cause. It is generally impossible to avoid all people and settings that incite anger. But a person may learn to control reactions and respond in a socially appropriate manner