MHSS (Mental Health Skill-Building) provides mental health services for adults in the community over the age of twenty-one (21). These individuals have a history of emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disorders resulting in significant functional impairments in major life activities. These individuals are those who experience severe and persistent symptoms of mental illness causing further symptoms and impairments which result in producing distress and disabilities in their normal day-to-day functioning.

To qualify for the Mental Health Skillbuilding Program, consider the following criteria:

  • Medicaid Eligible
  • Mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in functional impairments in major life activities
  • A history of: Psychiatric Hospitalization; Residential/Community Crisis Stabilization; Intensive Community Treatment (ICT); Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT); Psychiatric Residential Treatment (RTC Level C); or Temporary Detention Order (TDO) due to decompensation
  • A prescription for antipsychotic, mood stabilizing or anti-depressant medication within the past year