Mental Health

1heart works with professionals specialized in this field and therefore, offer a wide range of Community Mental Health programs that serve the mentally ill, provide geriatric mental health case management, and offer mental health counseling to children and families. The goal of this health program is to get consistent and coordinated care to the individuals who need it and their families.

Many of these programs are in collaborations between the gov’t of Liberia and 1heart, while others are in partnerships with health and behavioral health and non-for-profit organizations within the country.

Programs within this circle range from friends’ programs, mobile crisis team, assertive community treatment, comprehensive care management, home-based crisis intervention to promise zone.

FRIENDS program (FP) offers a complete continuum of care for at-risk and emotionally disturbed children, adolescents, and their families in our targeted communities. The program provides a supportive, collaborative, and flexible model of care tailored to individual needs. Services cover:

  • Comprehensive clinical assessment
  • Crisis intervention as needed
  • Unified treatment plan (including family and other agency collaboration)
  • Psychiatric assessment and treatment
  • Education for the family and other providers
  • Home- and community-based treatment
  • Case management and advocacy
  • Supportive services including groups, therapeutic recreational activities, respite, educational support, links to community resources, wrap-around funds
  • Consultation services for local community providers, schools, and organizations

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1heart’ Mobile Crisis Teams (MCT) provide rapid assessment, short-term, in-home mental health services and linkages with community services for adults and children with severe mental illness or children experiencing, or at risk of experiencing a psychiatric or psychosocial crisis.

The Parachute Needs Adapted Treatment Model (NATM) is an open dialogue approach to treatment for people with a serious mental illness which engages the person’s network. The program is for people who are 16 years old and older.

We also maintain a Children’s Mobile Crisis Team (CMCT), providing rapid crisis care for children and teens (ages 0 to 18) and their families who need crisis assessment, crisis stabilization, prevention planning, and caregiver support.

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Comprehensive Care Management (CCM) provides case management and vocational job preparation services to adults living within the circle, who have substance abuse issues and who receive public assistance.

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Home-Based Crisis Intervention (HBCI) provides short-term family-centered services for families with children who are at imminent risk of hospitalization due to a serious psychiatric crisis and who live within our areas of concentration.

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Promise Zone (PZ)is a free, voluntary school-based mental health preventive program that operates over a period of 6 to 8 weeks, in which the team actively meets with a child between the ages of 5 and 17, on a one-time weekly average, to identify and target disruptive psychological symptoms being reported by guardians and/or schools.

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