Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Mental Health Support Services

Mental Health Information/Education

Programs that provide information through a variety of channels that improves the public's understanding of mental health and mental illness; the nature, etiology, diagnosis and treatment or management of specific mental disorders; and strategies for reducing the incidence of problems where possible. Mental health education programs help people make informed decisions about matters that affect their personal mental health and that of others. They inform the public of the risk factors and signs of mental health problems, encourage people to take advantage of early detection programs, help people modify behaviors that compromise their own mental health and provide support for family members and friends who are coping with mental illness or other mental health issues that have affected a loved one.

Mental Health Intervention Programs

Programs staffed by trained intervention specialists who work with family members, friends and others who are concerned about a loved one's mental health problem. Interventions for adults typically focus on skills that enhance independent living including development of those that focus on communication, conflict resolution, daily living, problem-solving, social interaction and skills in the area of interpersonal relationships. The interventions sometimes include a meeting which is planned, rehearsed and carried out during which the person is confronted with how their mental illness may be affecting their career, family life or physical health with the objective of persuading them to seek treatment. Assistance during the intervention may include mediation, if required, and post-intervention support. The process can be used for many problem areas in life including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, substance use disorders, gambling or sexual addiction, eating disorders and compulsive spending/credit problems. Interventions for children and adolescents generally focus on skills in the areas of social interaction, cognitive flexibility, communication skills, conflict resolution, emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships and problem-solving. Family interventions exist to improve outcomes for the person with the disorder or illness by improving family engagement and effectiveness in handling the challenges associated with the problem as well as improving the well-being of the caregiver and reducing the stress and negative outcomes of caregiving.

Therapy Referrals

Programs that link people who are in need of counseling services with private therapists who are qualified in the desired area of specialization.

Transitional Mental Health Services

Programs that provide services that facilitate the return to the community of people who have been hospitalized for treatment of acute or chronic mental or emotional disturbances.