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South Community, Inc., promotes emotional and behavioral well being through a variety of services for children, adults and families. Mental health recovery not only benefits individuals with mental health disabilities by focusing on their abilities to live, work, learn and fully participate in our society, but also enriches the texture of community life.
South Community Inc. offers the following evidence-based practices:
- IDDT – Integrated Dual-Disorder Treatment, stage-wise interventions that support recovery.
- CBT – Cognitive Behavior Therapy that teaches coping skills to help reduce symptom severity.
- FFT – Functional Family Therapy. Focused Brief Therapy.
- TF-CBT: Trauma –Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy
- Supported Employment
- Assertive Community Treatment Team
- 40 Developmental Assets
- Reclaiming Youth: Circle of Courage and RAP (Response Ability Pathway)
New! InSHAPE Program
InSHAPE pairs a person with a severe mental illness, such as depression, with a personal health mentor who is also a certified personal fitness trainer.
Together, the mentor and participant tailor a unique personal health plan that the participant carries out with the mentor’s support. A participant’s plan may include walking, lifting weights, swimming, tai chi, dance, yoga, playing sports, or engaging in a variety of other physical activities. Each participant maintains an activity log, recording targeted risk factors and the activities completed. Health mentors guide, coach, and help to motivate participants as they set specific personal health and fitness goals, track progress, develop personal nutrition plans, and learn basic cooking, food shopping, and menu-planning skills.
Health mentors also help participants find smoking cessation programs, form relationships with medical professionals for regular and preventive care, and access other services that an individual may need.
InSHAPE participants meet at regularly scheduled celebrations to share their achievements, swap tips and success stories, and support each other in their efforts to make health improvements.
InSHAPE’s ability to improve the physical and mental health of persons with a mental illness has been studied by the Dartmouth Psychiatric Research Center, the National Institute for Mental Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The program is being adopted by mental health agencies across New England as well as in Michigan, Texas, and other states.