Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an evidence-based practice that provides intensive, community-based treatment and support to individuals with severe mental illness who may have complex needs and have had difficulty accessing or engaging with traditional mental health services. The goal of ACT is to help individuals achieve and maintain their goals related to housing, employment, education, and social relationships, while also improving their overall quality of life.

ACT is typically delivered by a multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals, including psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, and other trained staff. The team provides a range of services, including medication management, crisis intervention, case management, and skills training. The team works collaboratively with individuals and their families to develop a personalized treatment plan, which is reviewed and updated regularly to ensure that it continues to meet the individual's changing needs.

Research has shown that ACT is an effective treatment approach for individuals with severe mental illness who have complex needs and may have difficulty engaging with traditional mental health services. ACT has been associated with improved outcomes in areas such as housing stability, employment, hospitalization rates, and overall quality of life.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Beth Wilson, Social Services Program Officer
Phone: 907-269-3740