Mental Health Skill Building (Floyd, VA location only)

What is mental health skill building?

A service that:

  • Provides training in or reinforcement of functional skills and appropriate behavior related to health, safety, activities of daily living and access to community resources;
  • Supports medication management and related issues;
  • Monitors health both mental and physical;
  • Monitors nutrition and physical condition;

It is an adjunct service to psychiatric and other service providers who care for the individual.

Who qualifies for mental health skill building?

1. Individuals qualifying for Mental Health Skill-building Services must demonstrate a clinical necessity for the service arising from a condition due to mental, behavioral, or emotional illness that results in significant functional impairments in major life activities. Services are provided to individuals who require individualized training to achieve or maintain stability and independence in the community.

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

 A. The individual shall have one of the following as a primary Axis I DSM diagnosis: 1) Schizophrenia or other psychotic disorder as set out in the DSM, 2) Major Depressive Disorder – Recurrent; 3) Bipolar I; or Bipolar II; 4) Any other Axis I mental health disorder that a physician has documented specific to the identified individual within the past year to include all of the following: (i) that is a serious mental illness; (ii) that results in severe and recurrent disability; (iii) that produces functional limitations in the individual’s major life activities that are documented in the individual’s medical record, AND; (iv) that the individual requires individualized training in order to achieve or maintain independent living in the community.

What is the referral process?

Anyone can make the referral for services, including the individual, who may self-refer.

We accept referrals for individuals living in the following cities and counties: NRVSCB region including the city of Radford, counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski, and the BRBH region including the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and counties of Botetourt, Craig, and Roanoke.

Access our online referral form.