Individuals must demonstrate a clinical need for this service, which arises from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness and results in significant impairments to major life activities.
To be eligible for services, the individual must:
- Have a serious mental illness;
- Require individualized training to acquire basic living skills, which could include symptom management, adherence to medication regimen, development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system, personal hygiene, food preparation, or money management;
- Have a history including psychiatric hospitalization, residential crisis stabilization, Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) or Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), placement in a psychiatric residential facility or Temporary Detention Order; and
- Have a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications within the 12 months prior to assessment.
Individuals eligible for this service may have a dual diagnosis of mental illness and developmental disability or mental illness and substance use disorder. If an individual has co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders, integrated treatment for the substance use condition will be used to positively impact the mental health condition.