More than 40 million Americans are living with a mental health condition or substance use disorder. That’s one in five adults.
Fifty-six percent of American adults with a mental illness do not receive treatment and about 50 percent of those suffering from a mental illness have a co-occurring substance use disorder. As a result, death by suicides and opioid overdose has reached epidemic proportions across our nation.
However, these alarming statistics aren’t exclusive to adults. 30% of depressed teens are being treated for it. And about 20% of all teens experience depression before they reach adulthood.
The problem is that many of those who are in need of help avoid reaching out for help because they simply can’t afford it, or they don’t know how to access care.
The stigma around mental health and substance use is real and deep-rooted in our culture. It’s no surprise that many people struggling with mental illnesses are reluctant to ask for help – or don’t even realize that what they are experiencing is real and treatable. This can mean those most in need of mental health services don’t receive help until it is too late. And even if you realize someone may be developing a mental illness and recognize that something is seriously wrong, most well-meaning people don’t know when or how to intervene, let alone where to direct someone to professional help.
Outpatient services are available through our providers network. They include individual, group, and family counseling as well as psychiatric evaluation/medication management. Services are available to all age groups. Individuals may seek services on their own or may be referred by a primary care provider or other party involved with the individual.
Hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., with afterhours appointments arranged iwith some network providers
Targeted case management is defined as services that are furnished to assist adults with serious mental illness in gaining access to needed vocational, medical, social, educational, or other community supports and services.
Targeted case management services are provided in each of our service areas.
The Peer Support Specialist provides peer counseling and consultation to individual consumers, families, and team staff, acts a liaison with community resources, carries out rehabilitation and support functions, and assists in treatment, substance abuse services, education, support and consultation to families, and crisis intervention.
Comprehensive community support services provide activities necessary to allow clients to live with maximum independence in the community and consists of one or more of the following:
Intervene in the court system in Jefferson County on behalf of adults with behavior health needs to help ensure that these individuals receive appropriate treatment versus jail time.
Engages people who have a mental illness and are homeless, helping them access services and needed assistance.
Is a consumer-run health and wellness program that offers health assessments, fitness training, classes and more.
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