One of the greatest barriers to effective mental health treatment is often the stigma that is attached to being diagnosed with a mental illness. Let’s face it, for years Hollywood has portrayed mental illness as something violent, scary and uncontrollable. No one wants to be associated with that! Nothing could be further from the truth and the Community Support Program helps people understand that it is possible to live fulfilling and meaningful lives while managing the symptoms of a mental health diagnosis. CSP provides a network of coordinated care with the person and their personal goals at the center of that network. CSP aspires to enhance the person’s quality of life in the community, reduce the intensity of symptoms associated with the illness, decrease incidence of acute and longer-term inpatient care. CSP uses a person-centered approach, building upon individual strengths essential for quality community living. The team of professionals providing CSP services believes that everyone is unique and each situation provides new opportunities to teach skills and promote self-direction while people move forward in their recovery. To enroll in CSP you must contact the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Resource Center and request a CSP Screen.