Allied Services launches new program to serve mental health needs in Lackawanna County


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Allied Services’ newly licensed mental health facility New Directions in Blakely.


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BLAKELY — Allied Services Behavioral Health Division announced the introduction of a new program benefiting individuals with mental illness. The program adds to the division’s continuum of care that includes residential/housing support, psychiatric care, day programs, various therapy modalities, counseling and crisis intervention.

New Directions is a psychiatric rehabilitation program (psych rehab) soon to be offered at facilities in Lackawanna County. The program, based out of Blakely, will be open to any adult 18 or older who meets the clinical criteria for mental illness and have a referral. Psych rehab professionals will coach, teach and encourage clients as they learn and practice independent living and behavioral management skills. This action of putting the client in charge of their success is what separates psych rehab from other traditional psychiatric treatments.

New Directions offers both site-based and mobile learning opportunities in group and one-on-one settings. Some examples include vocational and educational goal setting, financial or household management, job search and interview preparation, stress and anger management, sustaining a sober substance-free lifestyle, self-care and nutrition. The facility boasts a variety of teaching and gathering areas ranging from traditional classroom and computer areas, to kitchen, laundry, and bathroom areas that can be utilized as part of any chosen lesson plan.

For more information, call 570-382-8317.

Allied Services’ newly licensed mental health facility New Directions in Blakely.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_ABJ-Allied-Mental-Health.jpgAllied Services’ newly licensed mental health facility New Directions in Blakely. Submitted photo

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