Mainstream Mental Health

What is Mental Health Skill Building?

Why Mainstream Mental Health Services?

Who is Eligible?

Mental Health Skill-Building (MHSB) is a community-based program intended to help individual experiencing serious mental illness to reduce the likelihood of further psychiatric hospitalization, incarceration, homelessness, or transition to more restricted environments.

 The main goal of MHSB is to ensure individuals maintain continued independence in their communities through skill training in ADLS, IADLS, and coping skills. 

Mainstream Mental Health Services believes in providing goal-directed, person-centered training to individuals in need to achieve and maintain independence in their communities. It is our mission to support our clients to acquire life skills and develop stronger relationships to enhance their quality of life.

We provide community-base mental heath skill-building services to individuals diagnosed with sever mental illness in the Roanoke, Covington and New River Valleys, including counties of Alleghany, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, Roanoke and the cities of Radford, Roanoke and Salem. 

Individuals age 21 and over must meet all the following criteria in order to be eligible to receive mental health skill-building services:

  • Diagnosed with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, or bipolar I/II
  • Have a prior hospital admission, Temporary Detention Order (TDO), or other qualifying intensive inpatient or outpatient psychiatric treatment.
  • The individual shall have had a prescription for anti-psychotic, mood stabilizing, or antidepressant medications within 12 months prior to the assessment date.
  • Be enrolled in Virginia’s Medicaid program.

For additional information on Mental Heath Issues or to make a referral to our service, please contact our office at (540) 966-5808 and ask to speak to one of our specially trained LMHP staff members.

In the event of an emergency please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

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CONNECT (Lewis Gale)

"You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle.

-Julian Seifter