Assertive Community Treatment:
Live … Work … Interact.
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) provides service to adults 18 years and older in the community who are experiencing difficulty living independently due to ongoing symptoms of their mental illness. The team helps people who are experiencing difficulty managing their medications without support, people who are at risk for arrest and inappropriate incarceration due to their illness, and people who are frequent users of inpatient hospital emergency services or crisis residential services.
Together, clinical professionals including physicians, nurses, social workers, and paraprofessionals work to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations and increase periods of wellness for people living with mental illness. They provide education to customers, their families and friends about mental illness, the role of medications, and methods of adapting to the symptoms of mental illness.