What happens when I’m done with treatment? What if I relapse?
In addition to offering counseling, addiction and mental health services, Consolidated Care (CCI) provides prevention and educational resources. Collaborations with local service agencies ensure our clients receive affordable, accessible care that addresses their specific mental and physical health needs.
But initial treatment isn’t enough. Ongoing support, education and preventive tools help our clients remain able and motivated to continue their path to wellness and happiness.
Our prevention and education programs include:
Mindfulness classes for stress management
Clients learn to pay attention and work with their thoughts, bodily sensations and emotions. Through education, discussion, practice of mindfulness meditation, light stretching exercises, and homework assignments, participants achieve richer awareness and presence into daily life.
Mental Health First Aid
This in-person training teaches how to help people developing a mental illness or in a crisis. Training includes:
- Signs of addictions and mental illnesses
- Five-step action plan to assess a situation and help
- Impact of mental and substance use disorders
- Local resources and where to turn for help
The SOS Signs of Suicide® Program
This school-based suicide prevention program serves students ages 13 to 18. The program teaches that suicide is directly related to mental illness, typically depression, and that it is not a normal reaction to stress or emotional upset. This approach stands in direct contrast to other programs that seek to destigmatize suicide by separating it from mental illness. SOS concentrates on teaching youths to recognize signs of suicide and depression and the specific actions needed to respond to those signs. SOS is also currently being used in other non-school settings that serve youth.
Community alcohol/drug prevention programs
These programs build awareness of the effects of alcohol and drug use. We aim to empower individuals and families to meet the challenges of life by creating and reinforcing conditions that impact well-being and promote safe, healthy behaviors and lifestyles. This is achieved through:
- Dissemination of information about prevention, treatment and resources
- Alcohol and other drug prevention in area schools
- Provision of alternative opportunities for positive behavior
- Family educational programming about alcohol and other drug dependence
- Enhancing the community’s ability to provide prevention services