At yesterday’s Community Mental Health Board meeting, there was continued advocacy on behalf of the Englewood psychosocial rehabilitation program and participants. Specifically, Diane continued to advocate for the reinstatement of lunch (or snacks) because of the length of program sessions. The CDPH deputies took notes.
The Illinois Mental Health Collaborative describes the Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) as follows:
This service is provided in your mental health center building. You can think of PSR as a classroom for building skills to help you live, work, learn, and participate fully in your community.
Three city mental health centers are certified by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (“CARF”) to offer Community Integration programs such as PSR: Englewood Mental Health Center, Greater Lawn Mental Health Center, and North River Mental Health Center.
Billing and services report data distributed on yesterday show the following Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) PSR activity.
In state fiscal year 2013, Englewood posted 1,428 visits for PSR group while North River posted 2,465 PSR group visits.
In state fiscal year 2014, Englewood posted 374 visits (or transactions) and North River had 1,856.
[The state fiscal year runs from July 1 to June 30.]
Although no PSR program visits were recorded for Greater Lawn Mental Health Center, it had an active community support program.
Why is the PSR program limited to just two centers?