Mental Health Services for Adults

Addressing the mental health needs of adults is important to Lakes Regional and we would love to help. We are continuing to work towards a recovery-oriented system of care that focuses on a network of services and supports. This includes state-run behavioral health programs, community-based care, peer-run services, involvement with family, and other support efforts that incorporate the values and principles associated with a healthy recovery.

We want all individuals to restore, rebuild, and reclaim control of their lives by increasing their resilience and focusing on their strengths. Lakes Regional Community Centers offers many services to help.

Mental Health Services for Adults

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

Our team manages medication coordination and distribution for the individual. We will coordinate medication fill and refill requests through external pharmacies. Education is also provided to the individual and family on mental health disorder(s) and medications; provides monitoring of symptoms and side effects.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris and Titus Counties.

Our well-trained staff is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide mobile crisis services and to prevent admission of an individual to a more restrictive environment. MCOT provides a combination of crisis services including emergency care, urgent care, and crisis follow-up and relapse prevention to any child, adolescent, or adult in the community. MCOT is a state mandated program designed to go out into the community to aid individuals in mental health crisis. We meet people where they are–in their homes, on the streets, in the hospital, or in the shelters. We build a relationship with the person in crisis in order to bridge the gap into treatment. We strive to meet the physical needs of people so that they are then more inclined to trust us with their deeper needs.

MCOT serves a number of functions:

It serves as a step-down program from psychiatric hospitalization. We aid in reintegrating and working with individuals who no longer meet the criteria for hospitalization but still need intensive support.

We link individuals who do not qualify for mental health services but are in situational crisis with other community providers. We are available to the community for crisis assessments when individuals will not leave their homes to come to mental health facility.

We are able to aid in admitting qualified individuals into mental health services or into the hospital.

Our overarching goal is to engage clients in treatment with a mental health facility or other community providers in order to reduce hospitalizations and inappropriate jail bookings. MCOT services may include crisis assessments in the community, crisis housing support, medication monitoring, needs assessment, and relapse prevention.

Serving Delta, Hunt, Kaufman, and Lamar Counties.

Lakes Regional is here to assist individuals in the process of recovery and working towards wellness. Our Peer Support Specialists will partner with you to help you have the life that you want on the other side of a diagnosis of mental illness. Peer Support Specialists have lived experiences with mental health concerns. They demonstrate resiliency and determination in their own recovery efforts, providing support to individuals from someone who has “been there”. Peer Support Specialists serve not only as mentors but also as sources of hope and inspiration to individuals who are just beginning their journeys to recovery. Skills training and recovery activities provided to individuals by individuals with lived experience.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

This service is provided by a physician or other prescribing professional, and deals with the management of psychoactive drugs to treat the signs and symptoms of mental illness to promote safe and effective use of medications and to assist individuals in reaching their desired wellness and recovery goals.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

A face-to-face interview with the individual and family to evaluate the individual’s psychiatric diagnoses and treatment needs.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

Our therapeutic team assists individuals to build strengths and focus on restoring their ability to develop and maintain social relationships, occupational or educational achievement. Individuals will gain knowledge and work towards successful independent living skills.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

Training helps the individual deals with their symptom-related problems that interfere with their functioning. It provides opportunities for the individual to acquire and improve skills needed to function appropriately and independently, and facilitates their community integration.

Serving Hunt and Kaufman Counties.

Individuals who struggle with memory loss, lack of focus and concentration, problem solving, and social skills can benefit from this program. This program includes fun computer games in a group setting along with educational talks to expand a group member’s understanding of social and cognitive concepts. The program includes discussions about effective communication, emotion regulation, how the brain works including the limbic system, how to improve your memory, build alliances and get along with others.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

Meaningful employment is an important part of each person’s life. Our Supportive Employment program helps an individual find real work in a community setting – matching their interests, skills, strengths and choices with a job. Through the assistance of Lakes Regional’s Supported Employment staff, capable, talented people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as anyone else.

Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Morris, Rockwall, and Titus Counties.

We offer Supportive Housing which is a service to assist individuals in living independently in the community.

Texas Correctional Office on Offenders with Medical or Mental Impairments (TCOOMMI)

For Probation: Serving Delta, Franklin and Hopkins Counties

For Parole: Serving Camp, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Lamar, Morris, and Titus Counties.

The TCOOMMI program aims to reduce recidivism and enhance public safety by providing treatment services to offenders with mental health concerns. The Lakes Regional Community Center’s TCOOMMI program is a benefit to the community and individuals both. Our TCOOMMI program provides FREE clinical mental health servces to select offenders on probation or parole. Services can include counseling, case management, skills training, supported housing, supported employment, medication management and more. TCOOMMI Continuity of Care Services: For individuals who do not meet criteria for services, we offer a 90 day continuity of care program, in which we link individuals on probation or parole to community services and assist with supported employment service.

What to look for

A mental illness is a health condition that causes changes in a person’s thinking, mood or behavior. It is sometimes easy to forget that our brain, like all of our other organs, is vulnerable to disease. Mental illness is a health condition just like diabetes or asthma. Mental illnesses are more common than cancer and heart disease combined. One in five people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, and one family in four has a member who is mentally ill and who will require some type of treatment. Good mental health is an essential component of good physical health. Anyone can have a mental health concern. It is a lot more common than most of us realize.

Below are some of the most common symptoms and warning signs you might feel or see in someone else:

Children may show problems in different ways, such as:

Lakes Regional can help.

If you, a family member or friend are experiencing these symptoms or others that concern you, we encourage you to seek help from a qualified Mental Health professional. There are solutions that work – no one needs to feel embarrassed that they might have an illness or substance use problem. We are a comprehensive outpatient Mental Health clinic staffed with trained and credentialed psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, licensed counselors, and social workers. Our goal is to provide the highest quality services in a respectful and caring environment focused on the needs of each client.

Next Steps

1. Individual will need to call or go to a facility closest to them to complete a brief screening process.

2. Individual will be scheduled for intake and a financial appointment if screen indicates need for a full assessment.

3. Individual will come in for the appointments. Financials typically take 30-45 minutes and the intake can take 3-4 hours.

4 Individuals should bring the following to financial appointment:

 – Proof of identity (Driver’s License, Social Security Card, Birth Certificate or other photo ID)
 – Proof of income (two most recent check stubs, Social Security Award letter, current tax return or verification of assistance)
Proof of residency (address on Driver’s License or current utility bill) and
 – Insurance cards

5. After we establish the individual qualified clinically, we will schedule them to see one of our prescribers. Individuals not eligible for Lakes Regional Community Center services are referred to a more appropriate provider.

1. Contact the Lakes Regional Community Center in your county of residence for “Open Access” hours.

2. Lakes Regional Community Center has Open Access hours available each day for individuals to walk in and request services.

3. Individuals should bring proof of income to initial appointment (two most recent check stubs, current tax return or letter of support).

4. Anyone that walks in will be assessed and evaluated for services.

5. At the end of the evaluation, individual will be informed if they are eligible for Lakes Regional Community Center services or will be referred to a more appropriate provider.

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