Mental Health Skill Building Service

Our Vision:

To provide adults with severe mental illnesses the necessary training and support to achieve community stability and independence in the least restrictive environment.

Expected Outcomes:

  • Increased ability to function in the major life domains (emotional, social, safety, housing, medical/health, educational, vocational, and legal) as identified in the Individual Service Plan
  • Increased coping skills and social skills that mitigate life stresses resulting from the recipient’s diagnostic and clinical needs
  • Increased identification and self-management of triggers, cues, and symptom
  • Increased ability to function in the community and access financial entitlements, housing, work, and social opportunities
  • Increased ability to function as demonstrated by community participation (time spent working, going to school, or engaging in social activities)
  • Increased ability to use strategies and supportive interventions to maintain a stable living arrangement
  • Increased ability to live as independently as possible, with natural and social supports
  • Decreased criminal justice involvement related to his or her Axis I or Axis II MH/SA diagnosis
  • Reduced symptomatology
  • Engagement in the recovery process
  • Decreased frequency or intensity of crisis episodes

Admission Criteria:

  • They are the age of 18+
  • They have a need for individualized training in acquiring basic living skills such as symptom management; adherence to psychiatric and medication treatment plans; development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system; personal hygiene; food preparation; or money management;
  • They have a qualifying mental health diagnosis (psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder- recurrent, or bipolar disorder I or II). If an individual has another disorder (such as, but not limited to PTSD and anxiety disorders) they may meet eligibility requirements if a physician determines it is a significant mental illness that results in severe and recurrent disability that produces functional limitations in major life activities, and the individual requires individualized training in order to achieve or maintain independent living in the community.
  • Have a prior history of qualifying mental health treatment
  • Have had a prescription for an anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or anti-depressant medication.