IMHC is currently licensed to provide Psychosocial Rehabilitation treatment services (PSRS) to consumers aged 18 and over. The Program targets those with severe mental illness to provide individual and group building activities that focus on the development of skills for use in their living; learning; social and working environments. Activities include promotion of self directed engagement in leisure, recreational, and community social events and client participation in establishment of individual goals using their skills and resources to meet those goals.
Psychosocial rehabilitation is the process of restoration of community functioning and well-being of an individual who has a psychiatric disability. Rehabilitation seeks to effect changes in a person’s environment and in a person’s ability to deal with his/her environment, so as to facilitate improvement in symptoms or personal distress. These services often “combine pharmacologic treatment, independent living and social skills training, psychological support to clients and their families, housing, vocational rehabilitation, social support and network enhancement, and access to leisure activities. There is often a focus on challenging stigma and prejudice to enable social inclusion, on working collaboratively in order to empower clients, and sometimes on a goal of full psychosocial recovery.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSRS) can be described as consisting of eight main areas of work: symptom management; social relationships, (i.e. family, boundaries, communications & community integration); vocational and or educational ( i.e. coping skills, motivation); basic living skills ( i.e. hygiene, meals, safety, planning, chores); financial (i.e. budgets); community and or legal (resources); health and or medical (i.e. maintain consistency of care); and housing (i.e. safe environments).
Consumers are assisted through individual and group counseling with diagnosis and symptom management; medication education and management; positive mental outlook; health and wellness; hope and recovery; and stress management at IMHC.
Jeanne Brown, BSW, MHP
Director, Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
The Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services Program is partially funded by The United Way.