“Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.”
~ Christopher Reeve
Mental health issues are different for everyone. With the unique needs of our patients in mind, our adult program offers a variety of services tailored to your individual situation.
Imagine hearing voices in your head as soon as you wake up each day. Or feeling so depressed for months, and even years, on end that you can’t get out of bed or leave your home.
People in our communities live with serious mental illnesses that prohibit them from living lives that so many of us take for granted. Without help, holding down a job is impossible. Maintaining a home and stable relationships is implausible. Living a productive, fulfilling life is improbable.
With the appropriate treatment and support, people with mental illness can—and do—recover. Genesis Behavioral Health works with adults with a serious mental illness who meet the State’s eligibility criteria. Services are prescribed by our medical staff and based upon the patient’s needs. Working with the individual and, if appropriate, the family, we create a treatment plan. This plan may include:
This one-on-one service helps decrease distress, reduce psychological symptoms, and improve positive behaviors.
Led by a therapist or group leader, participants learn new ways to manage problems. In group therapy, participants work to improve their skills in a variety of areas, including self-esteem, communication, problem-solving and teamwork.
Medical services include psychiatric assessment, medication needs and ongoing medication follow-up. The medical team works in partnership with the treatment team to ensure coordination and positive outcomes. When medication is indicated as part of treatment, our medical providers will prescribe them. Monitoring the medication and providing information about the diagnosis and medication is part of this service.
Functional Support Services
Functional Support Services are provided in the community, at home, or in other daily settings. This community-based service helps the individual learn and practice new skills where they live, work and play.
Case management refers an individual to medical, social and community resources, and other services as needed. Case managers link the patient to resources that improve treatment and support them as they access the services.
With funding from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Genesis Behavioral Health operates two supportive housing programs for individuals who meet the criteria for homelessness. Individuals live independently and work closely with staff to manage their daily activities.
Evidence-based Practices (EBPs)
Evidence-based practices, or EBPs, are interventions for which there is strong, consistent evidence that client outcomes are improved.
Job Link, the Supported Employment program at Genesis Behavioral Health, is a service that places individuals with disabilities in the workplace. It emphasizes helping people obtain competitive work in the community by providing supports necessary to ensure success.
Participants in the Job Link program are provided a Supported Employment Specialist who works directly with the individual and their employer.
Supported Employment Specialists will:
- Help find jobs with competitive wages in integrated settings
- Respect work preferences
- Provide the level and type of support required by the individual
- Assist employers as they foster an integrated workforce
Illness Management & Recovery (IMR)
This evidence-based practice uses proven methods to assist people with severe mental illness achieve positive results. This method has proven most successful with people diagnosed with schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder and major depression.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT offers help for people who have difficulty with tolerating painful emotions, quick or uncontrollable mood swings, coping with stress, interacting with others, impulsivity, suicidal thoughts or behaviors, feeling safe in the moment and self-worth. This evidence-based practice helps patients learn the skills they need to achieve their treatment goals.
Genesis Behavioral Health offers limited, demand-response transportation to its patients. For more information about transportation services, patients should first speak with their case manager or call 603-524-1100 x123 in Laconia and 603-536-1118 x456 in Plymouth.
Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Genesis Behavioral Health has a process to review all reasonable accommodation requests. For more information or to make a request for accommodations, call the Corporate Compliance Line at 603-524-1100 x416.