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Community Integration Services

People with mental disabilities have the same dreams as we all do. They want to live in their own homes, spend time with family and friends, find meaningful work, and enjoy the pleasures of being part of a community. Pee Dee Mental Health supports the concept of recovery – a way of living a satisfying, hopeful, and contributing life even with limitations that may be caused by mental illness. Recovery is a personal and unique process for each person, but at its core are the components of hope, empowerment, support, self-help, and meaningful activity, among others. Our community integration services strive to provide the resources and support to assist our patients in their growth and improvement in the areas of health (managing one’s illness and making informed choices that support physical and emotional well-being), home (having a stable and safe place to live), purpose (conducting meaningful daily activities such as a job or volunteering), and community (having relationships and social networks that provide support, friendship, hope, and love). Some of the components of the Community Integration Services are:

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PROGRAMS

TOWARD LOCAL CARE

community based services are designed to address the needs of those patients who have been hospitalized in order to help them remain in the community and avoid re-hospitalization.

ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT

provides highly individualized, intensive services, to those who have not benefited from traditional mental health care. The services are usually provided in the home or community with the focus of helping the client live successfully in their community. ACT staff are on-call after hours to be able to assist when needs arise.

SILVER YEARS PROGRAM

The SILVER YEARS PROGRAM is for older adults with symptoms of early dementia in addition to mental illness.

HOUSING/SHELTER PLUS

HOUSING/SHELTER PLUS Programs provide housing to those eligible patients who are homeless and/or those with a history of treatment compliance, few hospitalizations, and few emergency department visits. Services are primarily provided in their own homes and are designed to help the patient live independently in the community.

INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT SERVICES

INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT SERVICES involves assisting patients become successfully employed in the community. Our program partners with Vocational Rehabilitation and has received national honors for its effort to increase access to supported, competitive employment for adults with serious mental illness.

CARE COORDINATION/CRISIS

Patients who are served by the Community Integration Programs are also eligible to participate in the other outpatient services that are provided by the center, including CARE COORDINATION and CRISIS SERVICES.

PEER SUPPORT

Peer Support specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others who are in treatment for a mental illness. The trained peer support specialist gives advice and guidance, provides insight, shares information on services, and empowers the beneficiary to make healthy decisions.

   

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SERVICES

ASSESSMENT

At the beginning of your treatment and at intervals throughout your course of treatment, you and your clinician will discuss your reasons for seeking assistance and the changes you would like to see in your life. The assessment will cover many areas of your life and background so that the clinician can assess which services will best meet your needs. Your clinician will work cooperatively with you to develop your treatment plan and to choose the array of services that will be best suited to you.

INDIVIDUAL, FAMILY, AND GROUP THERAPY

Counseling is provided by clinicians and can take place individually, with your family, or in a group setting, depending on your preferences and needs. Once you meet individually with your clinician to establish your needs and goals for treatment, counseling will be focused on helping you address these needs and meet your goals. Depending on your individual goals, you may be asked to participate in a group with others who are coping with similar issues. Some groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as coping with depression. Other groups may focus more generally on issues, including improving social skills or helping you deal with emotions, such as anger or loneliness.

PSYCHIATRIC/MEDICAL SERVICES

Medical Services can be provided by Physicians, Physician’s Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and/or Nurses. The doctor will review your health history and presenting needs and will talk with you to assess the nature and severity of your issue and to consider whether medication is indicated. If you are placed on medication, you will see the nurse or other medical staff periodically to monitor your response to the medication and to provide continued assessment and make any adjustments to the medication if needed. We have the capability if needed, via tele-psychiatry, to have a psychiatrist deliver a live evaluation from a remote location.

CRISIS INTERVENTION

PDMHC has trained staff available 24 hours a day to assist with anyone who is experiencing a psychiatric crisis. This service may take place either face-to-face or over the phone with the intentions of helping to stabilize the situation, reduce your immediate personal distress, and to reduce the chance of future crises. You would be linked to other resources if they are needed to stabilize the situation.

PSYCHOSOCIAL REHABILITATION

Patients who need continued support to live in the community can receive services that are designed to learn and improve the skills needed to promote independence and increase self-esteem. Education about mental illness for the client, their family members, and the community is an important component of this service.

PEER SUPPORT

Peer Support specialists are people living in recovery with mental illness and who provide support to others who are in treatment for a mental illness. The trained peer support specialist gives advice and guidance, provides insight, shares information on services, and empowers the beneficiary to make healthy decisions.

Pee Dee Mental Health

125 East Cheves Street
Florence, SC 29506

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Service Hours

Monday thru Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Closed During Holidays