Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) helps individuals grow beyond the effects of mental illness and substance abuse. It is a recovery program designed to help individuals to recover from mental illness and substance abuse. Part of the recovery process is to build a quality of life which might be achieved through education, employment, volunteer opportunities, developing social interactions, participation in hobbies or pursuing the arts.
PSR supports a client to make changes in their values, goals, knowledge, skills, life roles, and self image. Due to these changes clients no longer see themselves as the diagnosis they were given but as the person they are and can live rich and rewarding lives.
The program is client-centered and follows the basic concepts of recovery and empowerment, with an emphasis on self-help. PSR embraces the following:
PSR offers support and skill development that is needed for the severe and persistent mental illness and dually diagnosed in recovery and resiliency. Successful rehabilitation involves establishing or returning to a functional meaningful and as a member of the community.
We envision a future where everyone with a mental illness will recover, a future when mental illness can be prevented and cured, a future when mental illness is detected early and a future when everyone with a mental illness at any stage of life has access to effective treatment and supports-essentials for living and learning. "We can reference President Counsel on Mental Health" Look
The goals of the program is to help individuals develop social competency and personal independence, helping individuals to gain confidence, self respect and a positive purpose so that they can lead rewarding lives despite their condition.