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Peer Specialist

Peer specialists are specially trained individuals, otherwise known as Peer Support Specialists,  who have a shared, lived experience with the population they are serving. Peers provide  resources and support to individuals struggling with addiction or mental health conditions.  

People First Language | PFL

People First Language is an intentional language that is mindful of putting the individual before  their health condition. PFL uses phrases such as “person with a disability” or “individual living  with bipolar disorder” as opposed to phrases that identify people based solely on their  disability, such as “they are disabled” or “they are bipolar.” 

Perinatal Mental Health Counselor | PMH-C

A Perinatal Mental Health Counselor PMH-C provides care and treatment for women with  complex mental health needs to support and plan for the developing relationship between  parent and baby. 

Personality Disorder

A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder that involves a rigid and unhealthy pattern of  thinking, functioning, and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving  and relating to situations and people, causing significant problems and limitations in  relationships, social activities, work, and school. 

Phencyclidine | PCP

Phencyclidine, or PCP, is a dissociative hallucinogen that can be sniffed, swallowed, smoked, or  injected, and can cause psychosis. PCP also known as Angel Dust, Love Boat, and Peace Pill. 

Physician Assistant-Certified

A physician assistant-certified (PA-C) is state-licensed to practice medicine, diagnose mental  illnesses, and prescribe medicine with a supervising physician. 

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder | PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in some people who  have experienced a traumatic event, resulting in heightened feelings of anxiety or fear.

Postpartum Depressio

Postpartum Depression is a mood disorder that occurs in mothers after the birth of a baby and  is usually a short-term disorder. 

Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review | PASRR

The Pre-Admission Screening and Resident Review (PASRR) program ensure that individuals  with Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Intellectual Disabilities (ID), or related condition (RC) are not  unnecessarily institutionalized but can live in the least restrictive environment where their  needs may be met.