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What is Assertive Community Treatment?

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based, comprehensive approach to providing mental health services to individuals with severe mental illness. It is a team-based, multi-disciplinary approach to treatment that focuses on helping individuals to remain in the community, with access to all necessary services and supports, rather than returning to an inpatient psychiatric setting. ACT … Read more

What Are Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOPs)?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) for mental health provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary mental health treatment while allowing patients to live at home and continue working or attending school. IOPs typically meet for 3-5 hours per day, 3-5 days per week, and include both group and individual therapy and medication management, if needed. Treatment is focused on helping … Read more

The Unexpected Benefits of Podcasts

Podcasts are a great way to keep your mind occupied while doing something else. Whether you’re driving, working out, or just taking a break from reality, listening to a podcast can be the perfect way to relax while keeping your mind stimulated and, perhaps surprisingly, offer a great way to improve your mental health. With … Read more

Why Case Management is Important to Those with Mental Health Crises

Mental health crises are unpredictable, can be very frightening, and sometimes even life-threatening. Without proper treatment, mental health crises can result in suicidal ideation, self-harm, and a decline in the general condition of mental and physical health in the long run. There is often an underlying mental illness at the root of mental health crises. … Read more

What is an IOP?

Intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) are a type of mental health treatment that provides a higher level of care than traditional outpatient programs. IOPs are typically used for people who are struggling with a mental health disorder but do not need to be hospitalized or interred for traditional residential programs. IOPs can provide a wide range … Read more

When Do You Need Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for Mental Health

What is Assertive Community Treatment? An Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) program is a structured, evidence-based therapeutic program that is designed to improve outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are at risk of psychiatric crises and hospitalizations, as well as incarceration. ACT is one of the oldest and most widely researched evidence-based practices in … Read more

Can Your Mental Health Affect Your Physical Health?

There is a fundamental connection between mental and physical health. Living with a mental illness puts you at greater risk of developing various chronic physical medical conditions. It has become apparent that people living with chronic physical health conditions are twice as likely to experience depression and anxiety as the general population. In the presence … Read more