For those dealing with mental health conditions, the road to living a fulfilling life can come with bumps and detours. Case management is a service that offers guidance, support and direction for clients working to stay on the path to a healthier, more positive future. Bear River Mental Health offers case management as a safety net for our clients. We want you to succeed and our integrated care specialists are committed to advocating, following up, and monitoring those under their care.
These mental health professionals are trained to help clients meet their recovery goals by providing assistance and guidance throughout their clients’ treatment process. They assess their clients’ needs and pinpoint where support systems are needed. They also help make plans for intervention should crises arise, and assist with developing coping mechanisms. In addition, they help link, coordinate and monitor their clients’ mental health services to ensure that no one falls through the cracks. Bear River Mental Health recognizes the importance of physical health care, and they may also help clients gain access to needed medical care as well as monitoring and assisting in coordinating those services..
Case management requires good communication between the client and the integrated care specialist and that often comes from developing a relationship and creating mutual understanding. This may be achieved by beginning with a full needs assessment. integrated care specialists get to know their clients by learning about their clients’ needs, which often requires a case management needs assessment, which may include information about a person’s mental health and substance use history, their basic living needs such as food, clothing, shelter, and transportation, and any current physical health care needs.
Once a foundational relationship is built, integrated care specialists can help their clients create targeted case management goals that are individualized and meet their unique needs. Those needs may include mental health care, support and/or wrap around services, substance use intervention, crisis management and physical health care. For some people, it can be a challenge to navigate the road of mental health treatment, so having a integrated care specialist can mean the difference between success and stagnation.
The end goal of case management is self-sufficiency. Some people may require case management for longer periods of time, and that is fine. Over time, integrated care specialists want their clients to take the reins more often, eventually gaining complete management over their own mental health journey. Our integrated care specialists work to empower their clients, giving them the tools they need to be self-sufficient and have control over their road toward a better life.
If case management feels like the right path for you or a loved one, contact Bear River Mental Health today. We look forward to offering guidance and assistance as you work toward a happier, more fulfilling future.