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Mental Health Skill Building Services

October 27, 2014 | 0 Comments
by Martha Maltais

Mental Health Skill Building Services are designed to help a person with serious mental illness understand the illness and establish personal recovery goals. Recipients learn and practice skills important to achieving psychiatric stability, independent living and becoming a productive member of the community. MHSS includes training in the following areas:  skills related to the individual’s health and safety, activities of daily living and use of community resources, assistance with medication management and monitoring health, nutrition and physical condition. Individual must have had a history of at least one psychiatric hospitalization or other intensive treatment and demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness which results in significant functional impairments in major life activities.

 Full payment  for services is required. Funding sources are Medicaid, Discharge Assistance Planning funds, and self payment.

For information concerning how to  access this service, please utilize the Region Ten Access services located at the Peterson Health Center.


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Martha is the Senior Director of Adult Development Services for Region Ten Community Services Board.