The Outpatient Treatment Team uses a multi-disciplinary team approach to provide inclusive care to a wide variety of individuals diagnosed with a mental illness. Clients are provided comprehensive psychiatric evaluations, illness education and management, crisis intervention, psychosocial assessments, individual and family therapy and case management services. Clinicians may also link clients to community resources and natural support systems which provide additional assistance that aids in recovery, rehabilitation and stability.
Alcohol and Drug Assessment & Treatment
Adult Mobile Crisis Services
The Mobile Crisis Team provides a 24 hour crisis response system for individuals experiencing a behavioral health crisis. The Mobile Crisis Team provides services for Tipton, Lauderdale and Fayette Counties. The goal is to provide assessments, triage, and access appropriate levels of care. The program operates 24/7 telephone triage service staffed with highly trained and experienced clinicians. In addition, clinicians are staffed to provide 24/7 telehealth and mobile assessments for diversion or admission to psychiatric inpatient services.
Mobile Crisis Hotline is 1-800-353-9918
Safety Net is a program created by the State of Tennessee and the Department of Mental Health/Developmental disabilities (TDMHDD) to provide mental health treatment for individuals who were disenrolled from TennCare and uninsured low-income population. The Safety Net program was designed primarily to provide medication evaluations and pharmacy assistance to these individuals. Additional services include individual therapy and case management.
Peer Support and Peer Support Centers
Social and recreational rehabilitation services are located at the consumer-run Togetherness House Peer Support Center in Ripley and the Peer Support Center in Somerville. To be eligible for membership an individual must be at least 18 years old and a current or former mental health services consumer. The program encourages Members to act independently and to be an active part of their communities through client-driven social, recreational, cultural, educational and support activities. Members may receive basic job skills training by serving as a volunteer greeter, kitchen assistant, fitness center receptionist or barter room clerk. They may also volunteer in the community at homeless shelters, help with beautification projects or help prepare gifts and food baskets during holidays.
Supportive Housing Homes
The Shelter Plus program provides services to homeless individuals who have severe and persistent mental illnesses. To quality for the program, an individual must have a history of mental illness and be homeless. Case managers help these individuals achieve stable lives by engaging them in mental health treatment and assisting them in securing affordable housing, supportive income and other basic necessities. By providing access to community services and ensuring continuity of care, the program empowers mentally ill clients to break the cycle of homelessness.
Mental Health Case Management
Mental Health Case Management (MHCM) has emerged in the past two decades as a serviced strategy to promote community tenure for individuals with severe mental illness. MHCM services are targeted to consumers who meet medical necessity criteria. MHCM services include ongoing monitoring, assessment, coordination, and referring. MHCM services address issues in the following seven areas: living arrangements/daily supports, vocational/educational, social supports, leisure skills, financial/employment, physical health, and emotional/behavioral. The services delivered by Case Managers are not time-limited, but are designed according to the needs of the consumer being served and in accordance with the consumer rights specified in the Client Handbook.
PCS provides two different case management models, as follows:
Individual MHCM: Individual MHCM refers to a recovery-oriented, less intensive Case Management service delivered by an individual Mental Health Case Manager. Symptoms are at least partially stabilized or reduced in order to allow rehabilitation efforts.
Continuous Treatment Team (CTT): CTT is an intensive, comprehensive type of MHCM service. CTT services are provided by a coordinated, specially designated team of psychiatric, nursing, and case management staff that provide a range of clinical treatment, rehabilitation and support services. Services are delivered primarily in the home or other natural settings and emphasize a strong partnership with the family and other community support systems. Goals include the reduction of psychiatric hospitalization days, reduction of jail days and court involvement and reduction in crisis assistance. Services include individual, group and family counseling, medication monitoring and education.