Pine County provides case management services for eligible residents who have been diagnosed by a mental health professional with a severe and persistent mental illness.
Case management services may assist in gaining access to needed services regarding
- Mental health,
- And other necessary services as they relate to the client's mental health needs.
Case managers will assist an individual in completing and/or monitoring:
- Functional assessments
- Individual community support plans
- Refer and assist the person to obtain needed mental health and other services
- Ensure coordination of services
- Delivery of services.
Case managers must assess and reassess the delivery, appropriateness, and effectiveness of services over time.
Mental Health diagnoses include:
• Bipolar disorder • Major depression • Schizophrenia • Borderline personality disorder
Civil commitment is the legal process by which a court orders mental health treatment. Medical and legal professionals both play a role in civil commitment. Voluntary treatment is always preferred; however, if commitment is necessary, the goal is to provide appropriate care while maintaining the rights of the individual.