Mental Health Day Programs
Available to adults diagnosed with mental illness, Advantage’s Mental Health Day Programs provide recovery focused services to educate about mental illness and to develop the strengths and skills needed to manage them. The programs provide structured, scheduled activities promoting socialization, recovery, self-advocacy, development of natural supports and maintenance of community living skills.
Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR)
PSR is a recovery based program serving adults with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and addictive disease. Provided in a group setting, PSR teaches and enhances life skills for individuals who are challenged in these areas. Skill building is focused on budgeting, problem-solving, nutrition education, symptom management, medication management, vocation and working skills, social skills and dealing with stigma. PSR operates 5 hours a day, five days a week.
PSR is offered in three locations:
- The Discovery Center: Elberton
- New Directions Toward Recovery, Clarke: Athens
- New Directions Toward Recovery, Walton: Monroe
Peer Supports (PS)
PS is a group program for adults with mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and addictive disease, who need structured daily activities and support as they continue their process of recovery. The main goal of PS is to help you live as independently as possible and identify your purpose and direction beyond your mental illness. In the PS program, you will help develop and implement activities on topics such as relationships, work, wellness and recovery, nutrition, self-sufficiency, and self-advocacy. Often participants in PSR graduate up to PS. PS is offered 5 hours a day, five days a week and is led by a Certified Peer Specialist, someone who has walked the same road toward recovery.
The iCan Peer Supports program is located in Athens but is open to residents of any county.