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 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.”
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.
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, 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.
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) is a mental disorder that develops in some people who have experienced a traumatic event, resulting in heightened feelings of anxiety or fear.
Postpartum Depression is a mood disorder that occurs in mothers after the birth of a baby and is usually a short-term disorder.
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.