Services for Adults with Mental Illness

Adults with Mental Illness

Pride in North Carolina (PRIDE) serves chronically mentally ill adults in their own homes and in the community. The focus of treatment for adults is teaching them to manage their mental illness, to recognize decompensation triggers and to develop the skills, social networks and resources they need to live as independently and productively as possible.

Services for adults with mental illness include:

  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation
  • Community Support Team
  • Outpatient Treatment
  • Comprehensive Clinical Assessments
  • B3 Individual Support Services
  • B3 Peer Support Services
  • Psychiatric Care

What is Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services?

Psychosocial Rehabilitation is a structured day program for adults with psychiatric disabilities designed to enhance the vocational, educational, leisure and self-help skills of the participants. This program focuses on developing skills and resources related to life in the community and increasing the participants’ ability to live independently, manage their illness and participate in community opportunities related to functional, social, educational and vocational goals.

What Is Community Support Team?

Community Support Teams (CST) are comprised of three (3) staff persons who meet specific education and experience requirements. (In other words, you would have three people working with you as a team.)

This is an intensive service that provides treatment to:

  • assist individuals to gain access to necessary services;
  • reduce psychiatric and addiction symptoms; and
  • develop optimal community living skills.

The service is flexible and can be provided in a lot of different ways to make sure we best meet your needs. For example, if you need help getting into a recovery program, vocational program, or other service, we can assist you in the process. If you have a crisis, or need to be hospitalized, you can call us. If you are having difficulty finding a residential program, we can help you. And so much more.

Services offered by the CST include:

  • assistance in crisis situations;
  • service coordination;
  • psycho-education and support for individuals and their families;
  • interventions for the development of interpersonal, community coping and independent living skills;
  • development of symptom monitoring and management skills;
  • monitoring medication; and
  • self-medication.

We help you figure out exactly what you need to help you be successful, and we help you achieve these goals. For example, if you are having a tough time at home, we can help teach you ways to become more independent. If you’re a parent, we can help you learn parenting skills.

The CST provider assumes the roles of advocate, broker, coordinator, and monitor of the service delivery system on behalf of the recipient. We keep track of what is going on in your life and help you through every step of the process of receiving services.

The CST must have the ability to deliver services in various environments, such as homes, schools, homeless shelters, street locations and so on. In other words, this is about YOU! We will come to you and provide the services where you need them.

What is Outpatient Treatment (Therapy)?

Outpatient Treatment is designed to meet the clinically significant behavioral or psychological symptoms or patterns that have been identified as treatment needs for a recipient. It is provided through scheduled therapeutic treatment sessions and may be provided to individuals, families, or groups in various settings. Individuals providing this service must have a Master’s Degree and be licensed in the state of North Carolina in an appropriate behavioral health discipline.

What is Comprehensive Clinical Assessment?

A Comprehensive Clinical Assessment is an intensive clinical and functional face-to-face evaluation of a person’s mental health, intellectual or developmental disability or substance abuse condition, with the goal of developing a report and treatment recommendations. In other words, it is an evaluation to help us decide what kinds of services will meet your needs.

This service can be provided in any location by a licensed clinician.

This assessment is the primary process by which a determination is made regarding target population criteria and eligibility for enhanced benefit services. (In other words, from this evaluation, we will figure out what kind of services you are eligible to receive).

The following are included in the Comprehensive Assessment:

  • Health history
  • Biological, psychological, familial, social, developmental and environmental dimensions
  • Presenting problems
  • Strengths
  • Diagnoses
  • Recommendations regarding eligibility
  • Recipient participation including families, guardians or other caregivers

What are B3 Individual Support Services? B3 Individual Support services provide hands on services by teaching and assisting adults in learning Instrumental Activities of Daily living (IADL’s). IADL’s allow the individual to live Independently in the community by assisting in skills such as housework, shopping for groceries or clothes, preparing meals, medication management and managing money.

This service is designed to be service-heavy on the front end, then “fade” as the individual attains the skills necessary to maintain living in the community independently.

What are B3 Peer Support Services?

B3 Peer Support services are structured and scheduled activities for adults with a MH/SA disability. This service is an individualized, recovery-focused service that allows individuals the opportunity to learn to manage their own recovery and advocacy process.

These services are provided by Peer Support staff who have the life experiences of being diagnosed with a serious mental illness or substance addiction problem, but who are currently in recovery.

What is Psychiatric Care?

Psychiatric care is provided by a psychiatrist or nurse practitioner to assess the individual’s symptoms and determine a diagnosis and appropriate plan for treatment. An M.D. or N. P. will get to know you, understand your concerns and make sure you receive the best treatment possible.

The psychiatrist or N.P. may recommend and prescribe medications as part of your treatment and monitor the effectiveness of your medication regimen.

We also offer tele-psychiatry to improve accessibility for people in need of psychiatry services.

Contact a PRIDE in North Carolina Location Near You

Pride in North Carolina has 11 locations across the state. Find the location nearest and most convenient for you.