Your Support Matters: Community Mental Health Programs

Your Support Matters: Community Mental Health Programs

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness, 1 in 25 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness, and 17% of youth between 6 and 17 years old experience a mental health disorder. Demand for mental health services is growing and so too is Allied Services Behavioral Health Division.

Did you know...

  • Allied Services Behavioral Health Division has been helping people with mental health illness since 1979
  • More than 300 people receive support through our community-based mental health programs
  • Allied Services first mental health program was “Harbor House”, a 30-bed Community Residential Rehabilitation Facility (CRR), which provides a wide range of supports and skills training to individuals with mental illness.
  • Our community-based residential rehabilitation programs focus on helping people with psychiatric disorders repair self-esteem, build skills, and learn to manage their mental health symptoms
  • Allied Services offers Behavioral Health programs in Bradford, Lackawanna, Luzerne and Schuylkill County
  • Allied Services offers residential and day programs for people seeking support with a mental health disorder

Behavioral Health programs have changed a lot in the last 40 years. Today, the focus is on giving individuals the tools and support they need to make their own decisions and to work towards self-reliance. 

"A large part of our work is in teaching core life skills that our residents missed the opportunity to pick up earlier in life. This can be especially hard for people who are symptomatic. Perhaps they are hearing voices or struggling with negative thoughts. You may need to repeat the message and training again and again, or break it down into manageable sections just to get through to that person. It will take time and you’ll need to be patient, but the results can be very rewarding" says Allyson Simpson, BA, Assistant Director of Community Services. 

Learn more about Allied Services Behavioral Health Division.