COMMUNITY SUPPORT FOR ADULTS
Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Services for Adults (CPST)
CPST is an array of services provided by caring professional case managers. Services are designed to address the individualized mental health needs of people with severe and persistent mental illness who are 18-years-old or older. CPST workers focus on people’s ability to succeed in the community by helping access needed community resources, learn effective coping skills and manage their basic needs. CPST workers provide services in the community, such as in the client’s home, community agencies, courts, etc. CPST workers do not do for people, instead, they assist people with mental illness do for themselves. CPST services can be provided face-to-face and over the telephone.
Psychiatrists are available for people assessed as needing medication to help them better manage their symptoms. The doctors and nurses become part of the treatment team, along with the client and the case manager.