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MCES Addressing Health Disparities Linked to Housing

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.

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MCES Adding Occupational Therapist to Treatment Team

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.

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MCES OARS

Co-occurring Disorders Going Home

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.

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988 National Crisis Line Implementation Underway

988 National Crisis Line Implementation Underway

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.

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Call 988 For Mental Health Support

Call 988 For Mental Health Support

Individuals in a mental health crisis can now call 988 to receive help.
988 is the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It replaces 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-TALK), although that number will remain active. 

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