Preparing to leave long-term residential mental health treatment brings about conflicting emotions for many. Of course, there is a great sense of accomplishment, and rightfully so. Residential treatment takes hard work, and being ready to leave means you have made tremendous strides toward improving your mental health. However, this transition can also be scary, particularly for those who do not have a solid support network at home.
At Rose Hill Center in Holly, Michigan, we know that mental health recovery is a life-long process and recognize the need for support services beyond residential treatment. Thus we offer a variety of programs to provide continuing support, such as our extended residential services, transitional living program, and community support services.
Do not let fear stand in the way of your successful transition back into independent or semi-independent living. Contact Rose Hill Center at 866.367.0220 to learn about our community support services.
Three Types of Community Support Services
Community support services help foster independence and ease the transition from living on campus to living in the greater community. Individuals returning directly to their home environment after residential rehabilitation may not yet be able to manage their independence fully.
Moving from a highly structured, supervised environment to one where they are in charge of managing their routine can be overwhelming. Without proper support in place, the risk for relapse is high. Community support services provide guidance and support and can help you deal with stressful or difficult situations in healthy ways.
Three types of community support services that are highly beneficial are:
- Case management services – A case manager works with you to identify your goals and develop a treatment plan to achieve them. Your case manager will monitor your progress, help you access support services within your community, provide continuing education about mental illness, and develop a crisis intervention plan.
- Medication education and supervision – Medication is an essential part of lasting recovery for many people with severe mental health disorders. However, many people stop taking medication when they leave residential treatment, particularly when feeling well and experiencing minimal symptoms. Medication management helps reinforce the importance of medication and compliance in taking it.
- 24-hour mental health support – Mental health crises do not happen on a schedule and typically cannot be planned for. Access to 24-hour mental health support means you do not have to wait to reach out for help if a crisis arises, which can help reduce the severity of the situation.
Community Support Services Types Depend on Your Needs
Rose Hill Center’s community support services program offers the guidance and support sometimes necessary to maintain recovery, particularly in the early stages of independent living. Our program is customizable to meet your unique needs and flexible to change as your needs do. In the weeks and months after your return to independent living, you will likely rely heavily on these services but need less support over time.
Community support services can encompass the friends and family members who make up your support network, particularly if you live with them. Some of the other types of services we provide include:
- Education about your mental health disorder and its impacts
- In-home check-ins
- Counseling, support, and advice
- Appointments with a psychiatrist
- Family advocacy
- Building community ties
- Practicing daily living skills
- Continual work on coping skills, communication skills, and relationship skills
In-home visits help confirm that you are on the path to recovery and allow you to receive treatment in a comfortable and familiar environment. Visits and services are fee-based.
Learn More About Community Support Services at Rose Hill Center
As a leader in long-term residential mental health care, Rose Hill Center is committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive treatment across the entire continuum of care. Our expert staff is certified in a range of therapeutic approaches, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Anger management
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Trauma therapy
- Family therapy
- Chemical dependency
Reach out to Rose Hill Center at 866.367.0220 to learn more about our programs, including community support services.