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

Gambling Addiction Relapse Prevention

Programs that help compulsive gamblers in recovery develop a relapse prevention plan that will help them avoid reverting to their previous addictive behavior and maintain their recovery. Most plans include the recommendations that people in recovery avoid association with acquaintances who gamble and steer clear of gambling establishments. Other important elements include learning to recognize the triggers that might cause a person to return to excessive gambling and the warning signs that the urge to gamble is reasserting itself (irregular attendance at support group meetings, defensiveness, impulsive behavior, progressive loss of daily structure, periods of depression, self pity, lying); developing coping skills to deal with the urges and cravings when they surface (focusing on the value of recovery in contrast to the negative consequences of gambling, using distractions such as deep breathing or exercise until the cravings subside, and for the long term, developing new skills and a lifestyle that promotes positive patterns of behavior and a willingness to reach out to people who have helped in the past). While the highest risk of relapse is often within the first 3 months of recovery a relapse can happen to anyone whether they have been in recovery for a week or for 30 years.

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.

Peer Support Services

Mental health agencies, counseling centers and independent, peer-run organizations that offer, as a component of their programming, the services of peer support providers with "lived experience" who have been trained and certified to work with individuals who have struggles pertaining to mental health or psychological trauma. Peer support specialists work with individuals as they develop and implement a personal recovery plan, which can also serve as a contract for engagement, and function as a complement to traditional clinical care. Tasks may include assisting their peers in articulating their goals for recovery and learning and practicing new skills, helping them monitor their progress, supporting them in their treatment, modeling effective coping techniques and self help strategies based on their own recovery experience, and supporting them in advocating for themselves to obtain effective services. Peer support services are an evidence-based mental health model of care that is recognized by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an important component in the delivery of effective treatment.