Mental Health Skill-Building
What is it: Training service for individuals with significant mental illness. This service is designed to train individuals in activities of daily living, use of community resources, improve behaviors related to health, safety, nutrition, physical condition, medication adherence so that they may achieve and maintain community stability and independence.
Age Group: individuals 16 and older that demonstrate the need for additional community training and support.
Under the new eligibility criteria for the service, an individual must meet all of the following: 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; 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) it will qualify if a physician determines it is a serious 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