Mental Health Services
PIPER PLACE PROGRAMS
The Consumer Day Program has two main components:
Socialization and Friendship Program - This program, which began in 1967, provides consumers with a safe, structured environment that is conducive to instruction, learning, modeling, and displaying appropriate socialization skills and proper hygiene. The program offers a safe environment where consumers can be accepted for who they are. The following activities are typical for members of the Horizon Club: daily exercise, group therapy, and group interaction. The program hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Job Training and Employment Assistance Program - Since 1984, this program has provided instruction and hands-on job readiness training, as well as GED and education classes. This program is designed for consumers who want to move towards a more autonomous lifestyle. The program hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
DEPRESSION / BIPOLAR SUPPORT GROUP PROGRAM
The Mental Health Association and the Depression Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) together offer depression / bipolar support groups for the residents of Greater Birmingham.
There are two separate support group meetings that are held at the same time:
- A meeting for the individuals that suffer from depression or bipolar disorder.
- A meeting for the family and friends of the individuals that suffer from depression or bipolar disorder.
The specifics of the meetings are:
WHEN: On the 2nd and 4th Thursday evening of every month
WHAT TIME: From 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
WHERE: At the Crisis Center.
NEED A MAP: For a map and driving directions to the Crisis Center, click (here).
NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DBSA: For information concerning Depression and Bipolar Disorders and DBSA support groups, access the DBSA web site by clicking (here) For intake information or questions, please send an email to dbsa@mhaca.
DEPRESSION SCREENING PROGRAM
Free depression screening is provided for groups, such as churches, colleges and universities, businesses, and civic organizations. For additional information, call
For depression screening for an "individual" that is concerned that they may be suffering from clinical depression, you may access the National Mental Health Association's web site link below for online screening
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