Services Continued..

Cultural Competency Cont..

A culturally and linguistically competent mental health system incorporates skills, attitudes, and policies to ensure that it is effectively addressing the needs of consumers and families with diverse values, beliefs, and sexual orientations, in addition to backgrounds that vary by race, ethnicity, religion, and language.

Medication Education

Services provided individually or in groups, which focus on educating, the recipient about mental illness and symptoms related to medicine. the role and effects of medications in treating symptoms of mental illness; and the side effects of medications. Medication education is coordinated with medication management services and does not duplicate it. Medication education services are provided by physicians, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, or registered nurses.

Group Therapy Cont.

This session also allows members to hear similar experiences from different points of view and members can even share their different coping mechanisms to the group. Group therapy also helps members in feeling like they are not alone and that there are people like them who are experiencing the same issues and concerns

Community Intervention

Community intervention is provided with the intent to alleviate or reduce a recipient’s barriers to community integration or independent living or to minimize the risk of hospitalization or other more restrictive living arrangement. In order to bring change into situations and allow the recipient to function more independently, Community Intervention may be conducted with: an agency, an institution, an employer, a landlord, the recipient’s family, with or without the presence of the recipient. Community Intervention is provided on an individual basis only and may be conducted in person or by telephone.

Success Stories

Amin, Overcoming Adversity. 

Amin was out of control.

The first meeting with the cliniciaan included a diagnostic assessment revealing Amin relationship was with relatives was strained. “It was like watching a boiling pot ready to explode,” recalled the Clinician.

As they talked about their relationship, Amin shared some of the steps he had taken to limit “bad influences”. He didn't allowed himself to leave the house, go out with friends, play sports or go to a basketball game with his friends.

Amin revealed that he knew his family saw him as a “bad boy,” and that he kept his feelings from her because he didn’t think she would listen. During the counseling sessions, Amin was restless. He wouldn’t sit still and would leave his seat. This confirmed the lack of control his family had described.

The clinician recommended that Amin join the community basketball league because he needed physical activity to build structure, control and poise. Eventually, After two months of weekly therapy and playing basketball, Amin behavior and discipline had improved. 

Finally, his family and friends is happy with her son again, noticing a dramatic improvement in their relationship.

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