Underlying the goal of recovery for people with SMI, is the concept of self-determination. This is a process of taking back control of lives which have been overwhelmed by the debilitating nature of SMI and the loss of control resulting from reliance on a system that fosters dependence. Self-determination encompasses concepts such as free will, civil and human rights, freedom of choice, independence, self-direction, and individual responsibility. The challenge to the mental health system was to develop a philosophy that places the individual at the center of the system, and specific programs that deliver on it. Self-directed Care provides this, and enables individuals to assess their own needs, determine how and by whom these needs are met, and manage the funds to purchase the services. A support broker can help the individual develop their budget using their plan and a fiscal entity handles the payments. This webinar will take a comprehensive look at Self-Directed Care and its benefits for individuals with SMI.
For complete details visit: SMIadviser.org/self-directed