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Metrocare has been caring for people for 50 years.

1.9 million Texans live with a serious and persistent mental illness

6.4 million Texans have a mental illness and would benefit from treatment

Last year, nearly 50,000 adults received services from Metrocare

Last year, 15,000 children received care from Metrocare

70% to 80% of parents with a child with autism will get divorced

40% of children with autism do not talk at all

Autism impacts more children than childhood cancer, juvenile diabetes, Down syndrome, and cystic fibrosis combined

Early diagnosis and intervention of an individual with autism can reduce the lifetime support costs by 66%

Outpatient

Services

Psychiatric outpatient, supported housing and rehabilitative services for adults 18 and older and their families. Service recipients must:

  • Be a member of a state-supported plan;
  • Have private insurance coverage; or
  • Self-pay through the Metrocare Plan.

Available services include psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis, individual and group rehabilitative services, medication monitoring/clinic and pharmacy services, supportive counseling and insight therapy, housing assistance, and service coordination. Supported employment is provided to consumers whose goal is to be gainfully employed. Staff assists the consumer in symptom management and developing the skills consistent with employment outside the home.

Hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, M-F, with some evening hours by appointment.

Success Story

Paul had been experiencing progressively worse "episodes" of paranoia, delusions, extreme moodiness, and auditory and visual hallucinations, to the point where his wife was ready to leave the marriage. His wife continued to encourage him to get treatment, and he finally decided to go to Metrocare. Approximately 3 years ago, at the age of 48, he was finally diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, severe, with psychotic features. After about 2 months, he began to show improvement. His medications were adjusted, increased, and changed, until he was finally stabilized and feeling much better.

Nine months after starting treatment, he agreed to attend a bipolar group facilitated by the Westmoreland clinical staff. Here he learned he was not alone in his mental illness and could discuss his experience while learning from others.

As time went on, he attended Peer-to-Peer education groups at Westmoreland, and later received training to become a co-facilitator and then a facilitator for Peer-led education groups. He has been a participant with NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). He has since traveled to Austin, Texas to speak on behalf of mentally ill consumers of the state of Texas on proposed House Bills. He has served as the Coordinator of the SHARE Organization's annual picnic.

His successes have also included:

Completion of the Texas Medication Algorithm Project Patient Family Education Program as a Peer Facilitator to Train the Trainer; Wellness Recover Action Plan skills training completion; Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Texas where he completed Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training and DBSA Facilitator Orientation. He is currently seeking appointment to PAC, a committee made up of consumers, family and community members who provide feedback to the Board of Directors for Metrocare Services.

Behavioral & Psychiatric

Home & Community-Based

Intensive Services

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