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How to Get Services for Someone with Mental Illness

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Information on: disability income from Social Security; Medicare and Medicaid health insurance for disabled individuals ; and crisis intervention and community mental health services in the Philadelphia metropolitan area . Prepared by NAMI PA, Main Line, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness . Created 2011. Additional information is available at http://NAMIpaMainLine.org/info-resources/

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How to Get Services for Someone with Mental Illness

  1. 1. Created September 2011 How to Get Services for Someone with Mental Illness Presented by NAMI PA, Main Line, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Please view the final slide for NAMI PA, Main Line contact information and a link to the complete document summarized by this presentation.
  2. 2. 2 Information on: - disability income from Social Security - Medicare and Medicaid health insurance for disabled individuals - crisis intervention and community mental health services in the Philadelphia metropolitan area Prepared by NAMI PA, Main Line, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness Additional information available at www.NAMIpaMainLine.org Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line HOW TO GET SERVICES FOR SOMEONE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS
  3. 3. 3 CRISIS LINES Crisis lines can provide help 24/7 with less risk of arrest. Or call 911 if there is immediate danger of physical harm. If outside the Philadelphia area, call these hotlines to be referred to the closest crisis center: 800-SUICIDE (800-784-2433) 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) Chester County 610-918-2100 877-918-2100 Delaware County 610-352-4703 Montgomery County 610-279-6100 800-452-4189 Philadelphia County 215-686-4420 Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line
  4. 4. 4Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line DISABILITY INCOME • SSI = Supplemental Security Income for those who have never worked • SSDI = Social Security Disability Income for those who have paid into Social Security • For information and to apply, go to www.socialsecurity.gov or Social Security Hotline 800-772-1213 •Disability Rights Network 800-692-7443 for free help
  5. 5. 5Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line PUBLICLY FUNDED MEDICAL INSURANCE Medicaid • Health insurance for low income persons • SSI  automatically eligible for Medicaid • Apply online www.compass.state.pa.us or at local County Assistance Office Medicare •Health insurance for Americans > 65 or < 65 with long-term serious disability •SSDI  2 year wait for Medicare eligibility •www.medicare.gov
  6. 6. 6Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES 1. Intake appointment 2. Psychiatrist and Case Manager will be assigned 3. Plan will set goals for recovery including, as needed: - therapy - vocational and employment services - housing
  7. 7. 7 If you have Medicaid, contact If you do not have Medicaid, contact Chester County 866-622-4228 610-344-6265 Delaware County 855-889-7827 610-713-2365 Montgomery County 877-769-9782 610-278-3642 Philadelphia County 888-545-2600 215-685-6440 Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES continued
  8. 8. 8Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line ADDITIONAL INFORMATION www.NAMIpaMainLine.org/info-resources How to Get Services (provides many additional specifics on these topics, as well as additional helpful resources for the Philadelphia metropolitan area) Criminal Justice Resources: Help to avoid or cope with criminal charges for people with mental illness Resource Guide for information on services in Philadelphia metropolitan area, including: - housing - vocational and volunteer opportunities - support groups - and other services for individuals with mental illness
  9. 9. 9Copyright 2011, NAMI PA, Main Line NATIONAL INFORMATION National Alliance on Mental Illness - www.nami.org including helpful programs such as Family-to-Family Education Program NAMI Information Helpline - 800-950-NAMI (6264) Hours: M-F, 10-6, EST eMail: info@nami.org
  10. 10. Created September 2011 Presented by NAMI PA, Main Line an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness www.NAMIpaMainLine.org info@NAMIpaMainLine.org The complete document this presentation summarizes can be found at: www.NAMIpaMainLine.org/info-resources/how-to-get-services/ All information is current as of publication date; please let us know if you encounter broken hyperlinks.

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