A comprehensive set of community-based mental health and supportive services for adults with serious mental illnesses and a history of high use of inpatient services.
This intense service can help you if you are at a point where you have a high risk of frequent hospitalizations, jail or homelessness. ACT is designed as a short term way to get you back on track toward your goals while staying in the community and to help you reach a less intense level of service.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is a very specialized model of treatment/service delivery in which a multi-disciplinary TEAM assumes ultimate accountability for a small, defined caseload of seriously mentally ill (SMI) adults and becomes the single point of responsibility for that caseload. While encompassing a full range of case managment (CM) activities, ACT is NOT just an intensive form of assertive case management; rather it is a unique treatment model in which the majority of mental health services are directly provided internally by the ACT program in the client's regular environment.
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