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Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) are a voluntary service that offers tools and support to families so they can create a supportive environment at home. The MMC Behavioral Health BHIS program offers support and tools to help families work through emotional and behavioral issues, real-life solutions for dealing with family conflict, coordination between therapists, psychiatrists, schools and other service providers in the community and a comprehensive and coordinated array of services from assessment to implementation. This method provides support, direction, and education in the client’s home or a community setting in which the client feels safe.

BHIS are designed for children or adults experiencing social, behavioral or emotional problems with the primary goal of assisting these individuals and their families in learning age-appropriate skills to manage behavior and self-control issues, allowing them to function in the home setting and in society.

Supported Community Living (SCL)

Supported Community Living (SCL) program provides an array of integrated services and supports to persons with a serious mental illness. Services help clients live successfully in the community with the supports they need and move toward a personal vision of recovery. An interdisciplinary team provides a range of services including assessment and service planning, monitoring of mental health symptoms, medication management, personal support and problem-solving assistance, development of natural supports and coordination of appointments. SCL helps individuals expand their abilities and empowers them to be successful in valued roles within their chosen living, learning, and social environments.

Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR)

Intensive Psychiatric Rehabilitation (IPR) program is designed to restore, improve, or maximize the level of functioning, independence, and quality of life for people experiencing a disabling mental illness. The goal of IPR is to assist the client with being able to use the necessary support systems to be successful and happy.

IPR provides individuals with a mental illness additional rehabilitation services that aid in their recovery. It helps clients choose where to live, learn, work and socialize, while teaching them commitment to set goals and giving them the confidence to reach them. Guided by values of choice and self-determination, IPR participants set goals that enhance their lives. They receive support as they reach to fulfill these goals through one-on-one meetings with specially trained IPR practitioners, as well as group sessions.

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