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Mobile Mental Health

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How mobile mental health works

The mobile mental health program is designed to make receiving mental health treatment (MMHT) more available to individuals who are physically unable and incapable to attend an appointment in an office-base setting. Our outreach assistance and treatment for the homebound team (OATH) will meet clients either in person at a convenient location or through telehealth services.

Healing Bridges believes that everyone should have access to quality mental health treatment and someone to talk to when life gets too overwhelming to handle on one’s own.

Benefits of mobile mental health

Mental health conditions can be common amongst seniors and people living in long-term residencies. Assisted-living can take a huge toll on a person’s wellbeing, and not all facilities are likely to provide mental health support on-site when needed due to the inability to obtain staff who are trained to care for residents with mental health issues.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost one-fourth of seniors in the United States are believed to be socially isolated and approximately two-thirds don’t get the mental health treatment they need. As an experienced behavioral health provider with a specialty in helping those with mental health needs, Healing Bridges’ MMHT program can provide expert treatment for those experiencing more severe conditions and psychoses. Some additional benefits to look forward to are:

  • Identify unique needs and personal goals
  • Foster feelings of success and accomplishment.
  • Learn coping mechanisms and strategies for desired change.
  • Develop stable mental health long-term.

Why choose mobile mental health therapy with us?

Physically impaired or limited mobility individuals and those confined to their primary place of residence don’t need to suffer alone. MMHT will allow loved ones to stay mentally active and encourage positive thoughts and relationships with the people around them. Caregivers are often the first people to notice that a person may be struggling with a psychological condition. Signs to look out for include:

  • Loss of temper and argumentative behavior
  • Appears unusually angry, scared or upset
  • Feelings of desperation or helplessness
  • Loss of sleep or sleep pattern changes
  • Loss of appetite
  • Experiences pains that can’t be explained
  • A lack of emotion
  • Extended depression
  • Substance misuse
  • Thoughts of self-harm, suicide or hurting others

Who is eligible?

Any physically impaired or limited mobility individuals who are physically incapable of attending an on-site therapy appointment, as well as those who are confined to their primary place of residence. Some primary residence units that we serve but are not limited to include:

  • Nursing homes
  • Group homes
  • Personal care homes
  • Rehabilitation services centers
  • Domiciliary care centers
  • Skilled nursing facilities
  • Independent living homes

How to get started

Complete the MMHT Referral Form below and fax to 724-225-6811 or email it to jponce@myhealingbridges.org. A member of our assessment team will schedule a visit to evaluate the nature of your problems, understand your clinical history and work with you to figure out the best possible next steps to start the therapeutic process. Please call us on our main line at 724-225-6940 if you have questions about the form or need help filling out the information.

Items needed for the initial intake meeting:

For more information or questions, contact:

James M. Ponce, M.Ed., LPC, NCC, C-CTP, C-DBT

Outpatient Clinical Director
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Our Services Intake Process