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Adult Mental Health (AMH)

The System of Services and Support


Support is practical, hands-on assistance to help people handle the necessities of daily living and assist them in their recovery process.

Florida considers the following services as support options:

Case Management
Case managers help people identify their needs, plan their services, link them to the service system, coordinate the various system components, monitor service delivery, and evaluating the effect of the services received.

Intensive Case Management
Same as above. Intensive case management is typically offered to persons who are being discharged from a state mental health treatment facility or crisis stabilization unit and in need of more support. They may also have more needs for things like rental or regular transportation assistance to help them live in the community.

Day Care Services
Day care services provide a structured schedule of activities for four hours or more consecutive hours per day for children of persons who are participating in a substance abuse or mental health day-night service or residential service.

Drop-In / Self-Help Centers
These centers are intended to provide a range of opportunities for persons with serious and persistent mental illnesses to independently develop, operate, and participate in social, recreational, and networking activities. Many are operated by consumers of mental health services.

Incidental Expenses
These may include the costs of medications that can't be paid for any other way, as well as things like clothing, medical care, educational needs, housing subsidies, or one-time expenses like the cost of turning on utilities for a new place to live.

Information and Referral
Provides information about resources in the community, and agencies/organizations that offer assistance; links people who need assistance with people who can provide it.

Prevention services involve strategies that avoid or put off the development of substance abuse and mental health problems. They include increasing public awareness through information, education, and alternative-focused activities.

Residential Level 4
The facility may have less than 24 hours per day, seven days per week on-premise supervision. This is the least intensive level of residential care and is primarily a support service. For adults with serious mental illnesses, this includes satellite apartments, satellite group homes, and therapeutic foster homes.

Respite Services
Respite service is an organized program designed to sustain the family or other primary care-giver by providing time-limited, temporary relief from the ongoing responsibility of care giving.

Room and Board with Supervision Levels 1-3
This pays room and board costs for people living in Medicaid-funded residential programs. Medicaid pays for the clinical services, and the SAMH program pays for the rest.