Mental Health Skill-Building
Mental Health Skill-Building is a training service for individuals with significant
mental illness. The service is designed to train individuals in functional
skills and appropriate behavior 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.
Mental Health Skill-Building is intended to enable individuals with significant mental illness to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment. New Heights Community Support will provide services in appropriate settings in which the individual’s needs are addressed, skill training applied, and recovery experienced.
- Applicant must have a need for individualized training in acquiring basic living skills such as symptom management.
- Applicant must have a qualifying mental health diagnosis (psychotic disorder, major depressive disorder – recurrent, or bipolar disorder I or II).
- Applicant must have a prior history of qualifying mental health treatment.
- Applicant must have had a prescription for an anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or anti-depressant medication within the twelve months prior to the assessment date unless a physician documents that such medication is medically contraindicated.