What is Self Directed Care?

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This document provides a description of the Self-directed care is a way of managing mental health services that puts people with mental health issues in charge of how their mental health funds are spent. In a traditional care model, the options are limited to standard mental health services like case management, day programs, or seeing a psychiatrist. Self-directed care allows the person getting care to have a say not just in how their funds are used, but what their options might be.


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