"Mental health recovery is a journey of healing and transformation enabling a person with a mental health problem to live a meaningful life in a community of his or her choice while striving to achieve his or her full potential.”

National Consensus Statement on Mental Health Recovery
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Center for Mental Health Services

Based on the Boston University Psychiatric Rehabilitation Model, Recovery Support Teams (RSTs) provide services to individuals diagnosed with a mental illness that are living in the community and working towards individual recovery goals. Psychiatric rehabilitation promotes recovery, full community integration, and improved quality of life for persons who have been diagnosed with any mental health condition that seriously impairs their ability to lead meaningful lives. Psychiatric rehabilitation services are collaborative, person directed, and individualized. They focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice. RSTs are multi-disciplinary teams comprised of Care Coordinators, Life Skill Instructors, a Psychiatrist, Therapists, and a Certified Recovery Specialist. RSTs utilize evidence based practices to assist individuals on their path to recovery. EBPs utilized include; Illness Management and Recovery (IMR), Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP), Motivational Interviewing, and Person-Centered Treatment Planning.

Each individual served will complete a needs and strengths assessment (ANSA) and this information will be utilized to develop a person-centered treatment plan. The treatment services provided are predominately reimbursed through Medicaid Rehabilitation Option (MRO). If the individual does not have Indiana Medicaid and/or a qualifying MRO diagnosis, they may be ineligible to receive these services.