Mental health skill building

Mental health skill building provides training provides training and support to enable individuals ages 18+ with significant psychiatric functional limitations to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment.

Mental Health Skill Building Services will be provided through a designated multi-disciplinary team of mental health professionals. Mental Health Skill Building Services is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based support to persons with persistent mental illness.

Service Eligibility Requirements:

Individuals shall meet the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive mental health skill-building services:

  • The individual shall have one of the following as a primary Axis I DSM diagnosis:
    • Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder as set out in the DSM.
    • Major Depressive Disorder – Recurrent;
    • Bipolar I; or Bipolar II;
    • Any other Axis I mental health disorder that a physician has documented specific to the identified individual within the past year.
  • The individual shall require individualized training in acquiring basic living skills such as symptom management; adherence to psychiatric and medication treatment plans; development and appropriate use of social skills and personal support system; personal hygiene; food preparation; or money management.
  • Prior history of any of the following:
    • Psychiatric hospitalization
    • Residential crisis stabilization
    • Intensive Community Treatment (ICT) or Program of Assertive Community Treatment (PACT) services
    • Placement in psychiatric residential treatment facility (RTC Level C)
    • Temporary Detention Order (TDO)
  • Have a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing or anti-depressant medication within the 12 months.

Contact us

Phone: 540 685 4298

Monday – Friday 8:30 – 5:00

Closed Saturday & Sunday

Roanoke Office

4919 Brambleton Avenue

Roanoke, Virginia 24018

P: 540 685 4298

F: 540 685 4299 

Rocky Mount Office

235 Claiborne Avenue

Suite #200

Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151

P: 540 238 2080

F: 540 238 2081

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