On April 18, MCES is hosting a forum for the family members of First Responders to familiarize them with the signs of stress and trauma and ways to deal with these issues.
MCES is a private, not-for-profit, psychiatric hospital in West Norriton, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Our talented team of more than 200 professionals provides a range of behavioral health services from a 73-bed facility.
For nearly 50 years, MCES has been building better tomorrows throughout the Delaware Valley by providing critical behavioral health services for individuals, families, and organizations.
MCES is nationally-recognized leader for its work in behavioral health. We have been recognized by the American Psychiatric Association, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Public Citizen’s Health Research Group.
MCES provides crisis intervention, short-term inpatient and residential treatment and education related to life-threatening psychiatric emergencies and the diversion of persons with serious mental illness from inappropriate criminal justice involvement because of their disability.
MCES is committed to being a leader in preventing suicide. We work with organizations throughout the Delaware Valley to provide resources and support.
Our care emphasizes the Recovery Model. We believe recovery is an active, ongoing individual process and that recovery is achievable despite reoccurrence of symptoms of crisis.
From a former farm house, Carol’s Place provides short-term, consumer-centered treatment in a home-like environment.
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The MCES Allied Therapy Department has started psychoeducation groups to enhance patients’ suicide prevention skills during and after their stays.
It is not well known, but MCES was largely created to divert person with chronic mental illness from possible imprisonment because of behavior related to symptoms of their illness.
Montgomery County frequently finds itself well ahead of the curve when it comes to the adoption of new practices in emergency mental health. One of the latest is teaming police officers with non-law enforcement co-responders on mental health calls.
A statewide task force under the auspice of the PA Department of Human Services is planning 988 implementation in Pennsylvania. Julie Peticca, who directs our Crisis Department, is part of the 988 start-up project.
Several years ago, we added the innovative Ongoing Abstinence Recovery Schedule™ (OARS) to our COD program. OARS participation is voluntary and open to all MCES co-occurring inpatients.
In addition to intensive psychiatric care, MCES promotes recovery by giving patients the tools to improve their quality of life at home and in the community. That is the role of the Allied Therapy Department, which among other things, teaches coping skills, stress management, social skills, and relapse prevention.
The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services has launched an effort to address the negative health care outcomes associated with poor housing and other social determinants of health among persons with serious mental illness.