Adult Mental Health Services

Suicide Prevention - Suicide is a public health issue; no one is immune to its effects. There are steps everyone can take to reduce suicide risk among your family, friends, co-workers and even strangers in your community. Information is available to help individuals understand why suicide prevention is important for everyone. Everyone can learn how to identify the warning signs for those who may be at risk for death by suicide. Luzerne-Wyoming Counties Mental Health and Development Services, in cooperation with community providers, hold a Suicide Prevention Committee meetings monthly, a calendar is available. The Committee is called, the Zero Suicide Initiative Committee. The committee focus is connect, provide support and to bring awareness education resources to Luzerne-Wyoming Counties residents and community stakeholders.  If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, please call 988. Locally residents can access 24/7 telephone crisis support through helpline at 570-829-1341.

Please click here for the Community Suicide Prevention Committee Meeting Calendar.

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Team - Targeted to meet the needs of individuals with serious and persistent mental illness 18 years old and above, as well as drug and alcohol concerns, engaging in typical mental health services and are at risk for re-hospitalization and homelessness.

Blended Case Management - These case management services provide a "bridging" of Intensive Case Management and Resource Coordination whereby consumers may move from one level of service to another level of service without compromising continuity of care.

Community (Supported) Employment Services - This evidenced based practice in a community setting or employment-related programs which may combine vocational evaluation, vocational training and employment in a non-specialized setting such as a business or industry or other work sites within the community.

Crisis Services - Immediate, crisis-oriented services designed to ameliorate or resolve precipitating stress, which are provided to adults or children and their families who exhibit an acute problem of disturbed thought, behavior, mood, or social relationships.  The services provide rapid response to crisis situations which threaten the well-being of the individual or others.

Drop-In Centers in Luzerne-Wyoming Counties - These services assist people develop peer support, participate in social activities and develop recreational activities that allow and support recovery from mental illness.

Master Leasing Program - Designed to serve Medical Assistance (MA)-eligible/MA ineligible people 18 years of age and older with serious and persistent mental illness or substance abuse issues who are able to live independently in the community if they have support staff for monitoring and/or assisting with residential responsibilities.  This traditionally underserved population has become highly represented in county prison population and requires housing opportunities not previously made available due to legal difficulties.

Outpatient Mental Health Services - These are clinic based, treatment oriented services provided to individuals (children, adolescents and adults) or his/her families suffering from a diagnosed mental health disorder.

Peer Specialist Services (Certified) - The Peer Specialists act as a role model for individuals receiving Mental Health services and works to form relationships with consumers in order to better understand and communicate needs pertaining to recovery goals and developing community supports.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services - These services assist adults, 18 years and older, to develop, enhance or retain psychiatric stability, social competency, personal adjustment and independent living so they may experience recovery from symptoms of mental illness.

For more information, please contact:

Robert McAllister, Mental Health Program Specialist - Adult Services