FAQs-Recovery-services

Recovery Services FAQs

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  1. What is Psych Rehab?
  2. Who can attend?
  3. Why should I attend?
  4. How can I start services?
  5. What should I expect from services?
  6. What transportation is available?
  7. What is a typical day like?
  8. What is Peer Support?
  9. How can I begin to receive this service?

Answer 1:

Psych Rehab promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives.  PR services are collaborative, person directed and individualized.  They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, learning, working, and social environments of their choice. (Source: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association)

Answer 2:

Individuals must be 18 years or older and have a MH diagnosis.

Answer 3:

PR is a voluntary addition to one’s recovery plan.  Participation promotes increased self-confidence in the ability to take the “next step”, whether that is employment, education, or a more desirable living situation.

Answer 4:

An Aurora recommendation letter that is completed by a licensed professional of the healing arts (Psychiatrist, Physician, Psychologist, Physician Assistant, or CRNP) must be completed and sent to Aurora to start the intake process.

Answer 5:

An opportunity to develop skills and meet empathetic and supportive individuals.

Answer 6:

DART is available for free to those who qualify.  Aurora is conveniently located on the bus line and bus tickets are available at no cost to the participant.

Answer 7:

A variety of goal related classes are offered.  Each class is generally one hour in length. Please refer to theClass Schedule to see current course offerings.

Answer 8:

Peer Support services are specialized therapeutic interactions conducted by trained professionals, with oversight by a mental health professional. Meetings with a peer specialist can take place in the setting that is most conducive to working on one’s goals.

Answer 9:

Individuals must be 18 years or older and have a MH diagnosis.  An Aurora recommendation letter that is completed by a licensed professional of the healing arts (Psychiatrist, Physician, Psychologist, Physician Assistant, or CRNP) must be completed and sent to Aurora to start the intake process.