Before you begin to work on a problem, it must understood. At FMRS, our team of skilled professionals works with consumers to deliver an accurate diagnosis, so they can receive the most effective treatment. We offer:
- Comprehensive Intake Evaluations
- Psychiatric Evaluations
- Psychological Testing
Once our assessment is complete we will work with the consumer to develop a treatment plan, so that the healing process can begin.
Being able to talk with others who are experiencing similar issues can be invaluable. Group therapy participants can share your successes and learn from each other's challenges. Having a professional guide the group adds structure and insight. We offer several counselor-led groups:
- Depression Group
- Panic/Anxiety Group
- Mood Disorders Group
- General Mental Health Group
- Co-Occurring Disorders Group
For more information on the benefits of group therapy, please refer to our Group Therapy Fact Sheet
Our clinicians can meet with consumers one-on-one to work towards their goals. They can help participants find insight, develop alternate coping skills, and work towards positive change.
Our physicians provide both psychiatric evaluations and pharmacological management. The medical team works closely with other treatment staff to provide comprehensive services. Every effort is made to provide access to psychiatric services promptly, often as the consumer initiates services at the center. Our physicians not only offer outpatient services, they also provide daily assessment and follow-up at the Crisis Stabilization Unit. Medical staff are also an integral part of the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team.
FMRS medical staff provides services via tele-mental health. This allows consumers, from any county location, access to medical services every day of the week. Tele-mental health is utilized on an almost daily basis. We are able to provide psychiatric services to many more consumers, particularly children, utilizing this technology.
Our nursing staff assist the physicians in providing treatment to consumers. They may be able to help you obtain free or low cost medications through the use of samples, or by helping you apply for an "indigent medication" program.
The Community Engagement program works with those who are experiencing serious mental illness, and may be at risk of psychiatric hospitalization. At FMRS, we know that, given a choice, most people would rather stay home and receive treatment from a resource in their own community. Our goal is to make that choice a real possibility for anyone in the area we serve.
We have Community Engagement Specialists in each county. Their role is to collaborate with all available community resources to prevent the need for involuntary commitment, improve community integration and promote recovery by addressing the often complex needs of high risk individuals. Some of the activities provided by community engagement are:
- Identifying community supports
- Providing outreach in local communities, and
- Assisting individuals in obtaining medication, housing, employment and benefits, etc....
Supported Housing (Group Homes)
This program gives consumers a safe, affordable place to live. FMRS staff provide support to maintain the community placement. These services are provided in a variety of settings including natural family settings, individual housing arrangements or housing for multiple consumers. Additionally, this program provides for transitional living/respite options with supportive services.
The primary services provided include practical help and supports needed to help consumers obtain the necessities of daily living, protective oversight and supervision. Additional services include the provision of direct services such as assisting consumers with grocery shopping or providing transportation to appointments. Attending to the basic needs of the consumers is an important function of the supported living program. These needs such as personal care, nutrition, housing and financial management, can be a good indicator of how well a person’s symptoms are being controlled or alleviated. All supportive living staff assess the consumer’s ability to perform their activities of daily living during their face-to-face and telephone contacts. When deficiencies are noted, the team determines a plan to address them.
FMRS has twenty-five supported housing slots. Two of these slots are normally utilized for transitional/respite housing. To be eligible for this program, consumers must have been involuntarily hospitalized and be at risk for additional hospitalization without the needed supports.
Day Treatment Support
Consumers who are in group homes attend Day Treatment Support. It allows individuals who need a high level of support to receive up to twenty-four hours of support services daily. FMRS has twenty-five day treatment slots. Two of these slots are normally utilized for transitional/respite housing. To be eligible for this program, consumers must have been involuntarily hospitalized and be at risk for additional hospitalization without the needed supports.
Day treatment services are individualized for each consumer and provide structure, support and supervision. Specific skill training includes personal hygiene, cooking, home maintenance, laundry, money management, medication management and other independent living skills. The Day Treatment support service includes prevention and early intervention components, crisis planning, treatment, rehabilitation/habilitation, enrichment activities and wellness/prevention activities.
FMRS offers Community Focused Treatment in Raleigh, Summers and Fayette Counties. This service is available for individuals with a severe and persistent mental illness whose quality of life, level of functioning and the stability of their community placement would be negatively impacted without this structured program of ongoing activities. This program consists of ongoing, regularly scheduled activities occurring both at licensed sites and in the community. The goal of this service is to maintain or enhance the consumer’s level of functioning, thus preventing deterioration and possible hospitalization. Examples of skill areas that may be addressed include health education, interpersonal skills, communications, problem solving, stress reduction and understanding mental illness.
Assertive Community Treatment is a multi-disciplinary approach to providing an inclusive array of community-based rehabilitation services to high risk consumers who have a history of frequent hospitalizations and/or crisis contacts. The purpose of this program is to improve successful integration into the community, ensure that consumer's basic needs are met, maintain the consumer's engagement in treatment and improve the consumer's skills in self-management of their illness.
Assertive Community Treatment is only available at this time for consumers who live within a twenty mile radius of the Raleigh County office. Eligible individuals are adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses, with or without co-occurring substance use or mild intellectual disabilities. In addition, consumers must meet various eligibility criteria and must have demonstrated that they require an intensive service. To be considered for this program, an FMRS psychosocial assessment needs to be completed during open access at the Raleigh County FMRS location. This assessment will determine if Assertive Community Treatment is an appropriate service option.