A state-supported service organized into three teams, SMHC’s Community Support Program (CSP) provides clinical and psychiatric rehabilitation services to over 800 hundred adults and their families who experience disabling mental illness.
These services include: Person-centered recovery planning, counseling/therapy, Dialetical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Targeted Case Management (TCM), Functional Support Services (FSS), supported living, family support and education, services to the homeless, Psychiatry, and nursing.
With training and consultation from the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center (PRC), CSP also offers Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) and Supported Employment (SE) as Evidence-Based Practices.
What is CSP’s mission?
CSP’s mission is to support each individual’s (and family’s) recovery from mental illness so that each person can lead a contributing, integrated, and self-directed life. Focusing on recovery rather than treatment, CSP staff strives to create a recovery environment that:
• Challenges individuals with mental illness to expand and exceed personal expectations, erase stigma
• Respects and affirms each person’s individuality, choices, boundaries, responsibility, personal desires and strength.
• Promotes feelings of importance, usefulness, pride and self-respect.
• Builds hope through optimism, friendliness, care and respect.
• Promotes collaborative relationships with other providers, consumer and family groups, agencies, and natural helpers to ensure constant improvement of SMHC’s organizational performance.
• Teaches and supports consumers to contribute to the larger community.
• Reaches out to others in the community through education and outreach.
• Takes risks, nurtures and tries innovative ideas to be on the leading edge of creative and effective services.