Be Merge: Behavorial and Primary Care Integration Project
With support from the Palm Healthcare Foundation, MHA has developed a new training for Primary Care Providers that will help integrate primary and behavioarl health services in our community. The Be Merge Training is comprised of 6 modules and those who complete the training will become Be Merge Certified.
We are now proud to announce the addition of Be Merge for Infants and Children!
We are also pleased to announce our new Provider Referral Network, part of the Be Merge initiative. Community members contact us regularly asking for names of professionals to assist them with their mental and behavioral health issues, and the network answers that need by offering a comprehensive list of providers to the public. If you are a behavioral health service, read more about this free directory and how to be included.
Care Access Navigation Services System (CANSS)
CANSS is one of the Be Merge Primary and Behavioral Health Integration program initiatives, with the intervention resulting in reduced use of hospitals by patients served. This initiative will result in improved health and well-being as reported by program participants and providers.
Screening for behavioral health concerns will include the use of the Be Merge comprehensive toolkit, and includes screening for individual service needs, the identification of services and providers to meet client’s specific needs, and referrals to integrated health care providers using our Be Merge provider referral database and other navigation tools. This will result in the coordination of care among providers and follow up with participants.
It’s Okay to Get Help Campaign
The Mental Health Association of Palm Beach County is leading a community collaborative effort to reduce the stigma of seeking mental health treatment and increase access to care. This groundbreaking collaboration is focused on the prevention of a problem before it reaches a critical stage. View our first Mental Health Minutes and visit our Mental Health Learning and Resource Center for more information.
Children need a caring adult to listen to them when they need someone to talk to. Sometimes, for a variety of reasons, children can’t get the attention they need at home. Listen to Children uses trained volunteers in the elementary and middle school setting to provide confidential one-on-one listening sessions with children who have been identified by their teachers as needing extra help due to family problems.
MPower for Teens
MPower is designed to educate teenagers on mental health issues relevant to them, initiate interest in potential careers in the mental health profession, de-stigmatize mental health care, and support the community through service projects promoting mental wellness.
Peer Place is a drop-in center that provides a safe and comfortable place for consumers of mental health services to learn essential wellness and recovery skills. This peer mentoring program employs nationally recognized strategies for helping people with chronic mental illness help each other achieve the best outcomes possible in their lives.
Successful Aging Initiative
In cooperation with several community partners, including the Area Agency on Aging, the Mental Health Association is working to assess the mental health needs of older adults and provide the necessary supports and resources. The goal is for seniors to remain independent and connected to the community.
Transition from Jail to Community
MHA is collaborating with several community partners to help people who are transitioning from county jail back to the community. With a 4 year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, we are helping to reduce recidivism in Palm Beach County.