No, we are not a counseling organization. MHAST uses a peer based model of service, meaning our employees have lived experience and build connections with our clients because of these shared experiences. Peer services have been shown to support recovery when combined with clinical services.
MHAST groups are offered daily, and focus on themes such as wellness, mindfulness, and therapeutic arts. We incorporate topics such as grief, depression, procrastination, healthy living, nutrition, anger management, and more into the group sessions.
Groups are usually 1-2 hours long, and attendance can vary depending on the topic. We encourage clients to participate and share with others based on their comfort level.
Anyone experiencing mental health challenges can reach out to MHAST to determine if they are eligible to receive services. Each of our programs have different criteria; please visit our Programs and Services page or use our Contact Page to request additional information.
Clients may receive multiple services at MHAST, as long as they are eligible. We provide a continuum of care, so we encourage clients to utilize all services that would be beneficial to their recovery.
If you are in need of support, our Peer Support Warm Line is available 24/7 by calling 607-240-7291.