According to a 2013 report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 55% of U.S. counties had no practicing behavioral health workers and 77% had unmet behavioral health needs. Nationwide, state psychiatric beds decreased from roughly 51,000 in 2005 to 43,000 in 2010 and the number continues to diminish.
As part of a broader Mental Health Initiative and to help meet the growing need for residential care, the HHC has plans to develop a set of Mental Health Recovery Homes for individuals in need of intensive intervention. Individuals struggling to maintain stability but not a threat to themselves or others may stay in these structured living environments for up to two months. In addition, individuals recently discharged from a psychiatric facility may also stay in these homes as they transition back to their family. On site mental health coaches will help residents and families find ways to maintain stability, manage difficult symptoms, rebuild relationships, and find purpose for living.
Interested in supporting the development of the Mental Health Recovery Homes?
Please provide the following information or call us: 713-871-1004