Mental Health Skill-Building Services
Are You Frustrated Managing Your Health Alone?
Do You Lack Knowledge About What Resources Are Available In Your Community?
Do You Need Help Organizing Your Life And Managing Your Responsibilities?
Do Your Mental Health Symptoms Prevent You From Excelling In Life?
- Personal Budgeting
- Health Care Engagement
- Attending Appointments
- Home Management
- Develop Life-Skills
- Promotes Independence
Increase Self Improvement
- Meal Planning
- Personal Hygiene
- Specialized Diets
- Daily Living Activities
- Communicate with Health Professionals
Mental health skill-building services are designed to help an individual learn to navigate the community. Training can come in many forms including taking place in the home, in the community, or with other services providers. It is a structured approach to teaching and training individuals to adhere to medical directives, follow through the daily tasks, and build support systems. Skill-building services are not long term solutions to serve deficits in functioning. Skill-building is a time-limited service that provides individuals with a personalized approach towards recovery and functioning.
Mental Health Skill Building Services
- Assist with medical and psychiatric management and coordination
- Provide coping skills for mental illness diagnosis
- Instill independent living skills – taking care of the home, belongings and personal hygiene
- Provide financial managements skills
- Access community resources for the client – housing, health, food, educational, vocational and recreational resource
Please Note: Individuals with medical conditions which require hospital care; Individuals with a primary diagnosis of substance use disorder; or Individuals posing as an imminent danger to self or others are not appropriate for mental health skill building services.
Additionally, individuals must meet the following criteria:
- Have a serious mental illness;
- Require individualized training to acquire basic living skills, which could include symptom management, adherence to medication regimen, development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system, personal hygiene, food preparation, or money management;
- Have a history including psychiatric hospitalization, residential crisis stabilization, Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) or Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), placement in a psychiatric residential facility or Temporary Detention Order; and
- Have a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications within the 12 months prior to assessment.