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Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) maryland virginia

CRi provides support to adults, children, and families impacted by serious emotional or mental health challenges. PRP focuses on connecting individuals within the community, behavioral support, education, and recovery, improving the ability to maintain healthy relationships and gain greater independence. The program offers assistance in budgeting, time, and household management as well as a variety of daily living skills, social skills, and wellness practices.

Our Recovery Model

CRi's PRP is based on the stress-vulnerability model of recovery. This model helps all parties to understand the impact of mental illness (and sometimes addiction, too), & other coping strategies. 

Some people are vulnerable to experience the symptoms of mental illness. This can be rooted in genetics, & it often affects brain chemistry. CRi promotes the following steps to recovery and assists with rehabilitation through individualized & targeted programming:

  • Be physically healthy—eat well; rest soundly; exercise & take care of all aspects of our health
  • Stay away from alcohol a& recreational drugs
  • Use medication to help with symptoms of mental illness

Stress can trigger symptoms of mental illness. To recover from serious mental illness, CRi promotes & assists with, the implementation of the following coping skills: 

  • Surrounding individuals in recovery with people who support them.
  • Finding meaning & purpose in all lives, and creating something purposeful to do each day.
  • Learning & practicing ways to cope with diagnoses.

Our Goals

Young Adults in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program focus on:

  • Taking care: Eating well; taking medication properly; getting enough rest & exercise
  • Networking: Getting out in the community; making & keeping friends/connections; joining groups, teams & clubs of interest.
  • Growing independence: Taking care of individual living space; navigating around town; handling money, filing for benefits.
  • Celebrating Self: Learning about & celebrating individual cultural heritage.
  • Peace & harmony: Learning how to handle conflict & how to express anger in a healthy way; getting along with the people of authority.
  • Word Usage: Making requests in a positive way—including when to say no. Staying safe & handling distractions, roadblocks & bullies in a positive manner.
  • Time management: Managing time to take care of all school work, chores &  time for recreation. Fighting boredom by creating purpose.
  • Managing emotions: Learning about how emotional disturbance can get in the way, and how to help get through it. Catching on to potential warning signs and figuring out how to get extra help.
  • We have your back: Plan what you would do in a crisis, and how to reach out.

Adults in the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program focus on:

  • Reaching out: Getting out into the community to find friends and activities. Strengthening bonds with people who support recovery from mental illness. Joining groups and organizations of interest.
  • Self care: Learning how to really care for the self. Taking care of the body, physical health. Learning how to plan for, shop and cook good meals. Getting the most out of psychiatric medication.
  • Moving up: Retaining housing. Managing money. Learning how to get around the community. Reviewing and filing for benefits & entitlements. Considering employment or furthering education.
  • Coping: Acquiring the skills needed to handle situational challenges (social skills, independent living skills, time & money management, handling emotions, setting boundaries).
  • Busting Stigma Barriers: Learning that people with mental illness are just people. Getting rid of any feelings of shame and embarrassment. Learning how to talk to others.
  • Naming it and Taming it: PRP participants understand mental illness and how to handle symptoms. They learn how to get through the tough times by identifying personal warning signs & learning how to tame mental illness & triggers.

Who Is Eligible?

Eligible Adults:

  • Live in Anne Arundel County
  • Have Medicaid
  • Are seeing a therapist and/or a psychiatrist and
  • Have been diagnosed with a mental illness on the Priority Population List.

Eligible Children and Adolescents:

  • Are residents of Anne Arundel County; have Medicaid; and have adequate housing
  • Are seeing a therapist and/or psychiatrist for a serious emotional disturbance, and
  • The symptoms of this serious emotional disturbance get in the way of
    • Staying in their home or school;
    • Safety for the child or adolescents, or others; or
    • Cause other problems such as inappropriate social behavior and serious problems with peer or family relationships.
  • Children and adolescents who may be returning from a higher level of care, and need this kind of program to move ahead,
  • Children and adolescents who could stay out of a more intensive level of care with the help of this program.
  • Children and adolescents must have enough behavioral control to be safe in the psychiatric rehabilitation program and benefit from the psychiatric rehabilitation provided.

How to make a referral:

Please fill out our referral form 

You can call our offices during business hours to speak to our program manager:

Lisa M. Reo, LGPC
(410) 760-2250

7477 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.
Suite 203
Glen Burnie, MD 21061