Mental Health

Understanding Mental Illness

Mental illness is a biochemical brain disorder that affects an individuals thinking, emotions, and possibly their ability to manage their daily living. Depression, schizophrenia, schizo affective disorder, bipolar disorder, border line personality disorder, and anxiety disorders are common mental health diagnosis. Mental illness can affect people of all ages, races, genders, and socioeconomic level.

Eligibility Process for Mental Health Services

Eligibility is determined by a 3-part process:

  • Complete application for social services
  • Meet with a social worker to complete a functional assessment
  • Provide a current diagnostic assessment from a licensed clinician

Adult Mental Health Services

Adult Mental Health Case Management is a service provided by a social worker (case manager) to consumers who have a serious and persistent mental illness which affects their ability to function in daily living. The services consist of:

  • Advocate for the needs of mental health consumers
  • Assisting the consumer in identifying mental health needs
  • Client outreach
  • Linking the consumer to needed services to meet their mental health needs
  • Monitor the quantity and quality of services that are provided to consumers

Coordinate with providers of services including:

  • Educational
  • Financial benefits so that services are effective and helpful to consumers and families
  • Housing
  • Medical
  • Social
  • Vocational