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If you or someone you know is experiencing a Mental Health Emergency, the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Hotline number is 1-800-417-9460. You may also call 911 for Mental Health Emergencies.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation

   sychiatric Rehabilitation helps people with mental illness acquire community living skills

through a structured program of activities that focus on increasing their level of social competency. Activities focus on, but are not limited to, the following areas: living, learning, work, social and dealing with surroundings in everyday life.


What is Recovery?

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation is based on recovery.

  • It is the process of helping an individual who has a psychiatric disability.      

  • Rehabilitation seeks to make changes in a person's surroundings, which include the living, learning, work, and social roles, and also a person's ability to deal with their surroundings and everyday life issues.    

  • Primarily, the Boston University Approach we use helps persons progress through a number of stages including engagement, readiness, choosing and achieving.

  • Through different stages, the individual will progress toward getting and keeping the living, learning, working and social environment that they would prefer.

  • Recovery is not a cure! Recovery is gaining or regaining valued roles in the community by developing a reconstructed meaning and purpose of life beyond mental illness. Recovery involves success and satisfaction in the preferred environmental roles with the least amount of direct practitioner intervention. You can recover while still experiencing symptoms of the illness. RECOVERY HAPPENS!

Who Is Eligible For Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services?

  • Anyone 18 years or older and a resident of               Greene County

  • Presence or history of serious mental illness including schizophrenia, major mood disorder, psychotic disorder NOS, schizoaffective disorder or borderline personality disorder

  • Other diagnoses may be approved by the managed care organization under the exception process but persons must meet all other criteria

  • Moderate to severe functional impairment from a mental illness that affects one or more one of the environmental roles: Living, Learning, Working and Social

  • The person must themselves choose to participate

  • An interested person can self-refer to Greene Arc, Inc. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program. They can also be referred by:

               - A Family Member

               - A Caseworker

               - A Mental Health Therapist

               - A Psychologist or Psychiatrist

               - A Nurse Practitioner

               -  A Medical Doctor

               - Any Hospitalization Program

               - If you were recently hospitalized and will be

                  leaving the hospital, the staff can refer you

  • A referral can then be reviewed and a written recommendation must be signed by a Licensed Healing Arts Practitioner, which includes the following:

               - Psychologist

               - Physician

               - Physician's Assistant OR

               - Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner

Psychiatric Rehabilitation currently serves

8 individuals.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

49 S. Washington Street, Suite 2
Waynesburg, PA 15370
Phone: (724) 627-7079 / Fax: (724) 627-7082

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