Psychiatric And Medical Services

Step into the Light

Mental and Physical Health Are Connected

We are constantly learning more about how our mental health affects our physical health and vice-versa. In fact, many forms of mental illness are the result of a chemical imbalance in the brain.

Specific Disorders Require Psychiatric Care

Sometimes counseling and community support are not enough and a person will need medication to help them recover. If a client's condition warrants it, our psychiatrists may prescribe medication. The medication's effects are closely monitored and adjustments are made as necessary.

 

Each client's physical condition is closely supervised and depending on need, the treatment team may include:

  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Social Workers
  • Therapists
  • Other specially trained staff

A large part of what we do is to prevent hospitalization by creating crisis intervention plans before an emergency occurs. We also offer specialized psychiatric services for children as young as three years of age.

Helping Clients and Families

Our professionals work with the entire family to create a plan to minimize symptoms and maximize successes so fathers, mothers and children can live as fulfilling a life as possible. Families are educated on the diagnosis and any medicines being taken. They're also coached about nutrition and lifestyle behaviors that affect well-being.

Helping People Re-Enter Society

We believe in helping clients heal on all fronts. That's why we promote recovery for persons with severe mental disabilities by linking them to community job training programs, supportive housing and skill-building groups.

Innovative Programming

The Spot is a unique program for people with severe mental disabilities that takes the healing process a step further by encouraging them to engage in the community, develop life-skills, and mentor each other as they deal with the symptoms of their disease.

 

Our new treatment model for young adults called renew is an intensive diversion program designed to prevent 18- to 25-year-olds from returning to mental health hospitals.