Easter Seals UCP Opens Adult Mental Health Treatment Services Office for Mecklenburg County

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Easter Seals UCP, a leading provider of services for people managing disabilities and mental health challenges, has just opened an adult mental health treatment services office to treat mental health issues in Mecklenburg County. The Easter Seals UCP Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) will help fill a growing need for services to help treat adults with severe and persistent mental health challenges. The new office is located in the University area at 8430 Medical Plaza Drive, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28262.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, mental health problems affect one in five American families. In Mecklenburg County, despite growing mental health needs, state funding cuts have caused many mental health service providers to shutter.

Easter Seals UCP’s ACTT is a full spectrum, long-term community-based treatment model for adults with severe and persistent mental needs that have not been adequately treated by traditional treatments. The team consists of a team leader, psychiatrist, nurse, therapist, vocational specialist, substance abuse specialist and housing specialist to help manage each individual’s treatment plan. The goal is to help individuals manage their mental health challenges and live more self-sufficient lives.

This is Easter Seals UCP’s first adult mental health service for Mecklenburg County, but marks their 14th ACTT team in North Carolina allowing the organization to offer the most complete mental health coverage across the state.

“Mental health disorders account for four out of ten leading causes of disability,” said Willie Walker, Easter Seals UCP’s adult mental health manager for Mecklenburg County. “ACTT provides a team of experts approach to address the identified needs of an individual with persistent mental health issues that require intensive interventions to remain stable in the community. This sets us apart from other mental health service providers and improves patient outcomes.”

Easter Seals UCP’s mental health team will host an open house on Thursday, May 24th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. for other mental health providers to learn more about the nonprofit’s services and network with other mental health service providers. R.S.V.P at (704) 295-4955.

The typical outcomes found in individuals served by Easter Seals UCP’s ACTT are fewer hospitalizations, stable housing, effective medication management, gains in educational and vocational goals and an improved support system.

For more information on Easter Seals UCP’s ACTT services, visit EasterSealsUCP.com or call (704) 295-4955.

About Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia
With programs and services throughout North Carolina and Virginia, Easter Seals UCP is a lifelong partner to families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The nonprofit serves more than 20,000 individuals and their families annually through an array of services. Easter Seals UCP enhances the quality of life for individuals and maximizes their potential for engaging in their communities. For more information on Easter Seals UCP North Carolina & Virginia, please visit www.eastersealsucp.com.

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