Richmond 1 804 859 3244 Danville 1 434 563 6551
“A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles that any wonder drug.” – Patricia Neal

Mental Health Skill Building

Mental Health Skill Building is the new name for Mental Health Support Services (MHSS). The new name reflects that MHSS is a training service – not a mental health clinical service, a preventative service, social welfare, nor crisis service. MHSS is a training service for individuals with significant mental illness. ACFS’ service is designed to train individuals in functional skills and appropriate behavior related to the individual’s health and safety, activities of daily living, and use of community resources; assistance with medication management and monitoring heath, nutrition, and physical condition.

Our treatment focuses on enabling individuals with significant mental illness to achieve and maintain community stability and independence in the most appropriate, least restrictive environment. Treatment focuses on assisting the client with independent living skills and is therefore appropriate for older clients and adults.

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Clients Served

The population served is young adults from ages 18 and up with mental, behavioral, emotional disturbances, which have resulted in significant impairment and inability to self-manage in the home or resident environment without supportive interventions. The client, if not treated, will be at risk of out-of-home placement due to unmanageable behavior, repeated hospitalization, and diminished self-care. Clients referred for services may have a DSM IV diagnosis or may have documented mental health needs. Referrals are made through the Department of Social Services, Adult Protective Services, Community Services Boards, psychiatric institutions, physicians, court order, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities, and self-referral.

Services Provided

  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • ADL Training
  • IADL Training
  • Health and Safety
  • Medication Management
  • Community Integration
  • Case Management
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Aftercare Services