The mission of Mental Health Connect is to provide community-based resources, support and education to improve access to mental health services and to connect individuals and families with the services they need.
Although there are many services that can help you or your loved ones cope with mental illness, it can be daunting to know where to begin.
- What is this illness all about?
- What treatment is available, and how do I get it?
- Who can help me (financially, emotionally, physically)?
- What support is available for my family?
Mental Health Connect is a good first step toward answering these questions and more. If you’re living with mental illness, or think you may be, or have friends or family that are suffering – Mental Health Connect is for you. The Certified Peer Specialist can assist you and your loved one in obtaining mental health treatment, resources, support and education.
More about Mental Health Connect
MHC is unique because of our Mental Health Navigator and Certified Peer Specialist. The Mental Health Navigator has preparation and experience in social services to assess client resource needs and barriers to mental health care, develop a plan to meet desired outcomes, and participates in outreach activities. If extended support is indicated, the role of the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) may be engaged. The CPS is an individual in recovery with a diagnosis of mental illness, has completed Level 1 or Level 2 CPS training and is willing to share his/her experience of recovery. The CPS assists clients who could benefit from someone who may have experienced similar obstacles.
The MHC team is mobile and can meet clients at their homes, community sites, their congregations, etc. The Navigator and CPS work together to promote the MHC service through community presentations, congregation site contacts, and neighborhood distribution of program materials. The MHC team engages with an array of partnering businesses to meet the needs of our clients. MHC services are free of charge to the community.