What is ACT?
Assertive Community Treatment, or ACT, is a way of delivering a full range of services to people who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness. ACT’s goal is to give consumers adequate community care and to help them have a life that isn’t dominated by their mental illnesses.
How does ACT help consumers?
With ACT, consumers get help taking care of their basic needs, taking medications, getting up, and getting through the day. ACT teams work closely with consumers to see which medications work best for them. They help consumers find housing, apply for food stamps, go back to school, or get a job.
- Case Management
- Crisis response and stabilization
- Specialized mental health training and treatment
- Socialization and skill training
- Health and rehabilitation services
- Vocational services
- Substance Abuse services
- Housing assistance
Who is eligible for ACT?
Persons with serious mental illness, who require intensive services and supports and who, without ACT, would require more restrictive services and/or settings.
How to access ACT Services:
If you are already receiving services with AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Authority: Please speak with your case manager or therapist if you are interested in receiving ACT.
If you are not a current consumer of AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Authority or for general information regarding ACT services:
Please contact AuSable Valley Community Mental Health Authority Administrative Office at 989-362-8636