Mental Health Skill Building is a program to assist individuals in their recovery to build the skills needed to be as independent as possible in the community. The treatment focus is to assist individuals in their living skills such as medication management, health and safety, community integration and activities of daily living.
Who may benefit from these services?
Individuals must demonstrate a clinical need for this service, which arises from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness and results in significant impairments to major life activities.
To be eligible for services, the individual must:
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.