When the symptoms of mental illness get in the way of an individual’s
ability to live a meaningful life, ARMHS* can help.
Our intent at the Pathways’ ARMHS
program is to assist individuals in their efforts to achieve personal
our clients establishes an individual relationship with a mental
health practitioner. Together they create a personalized plan to help
guide the client toward developing the skills required to reach specific
objectives and goals.
mental health practitioners provide services in the clients'
homes and/or in the community.
is to “do with” the individuals with whom they work, not to “do
for” them. By modeling, coaching, encouraging, and teaching
skills, our clients are able to develop a belief in their own ability to
achieve what may have seemed unattainable before.
Pathways believes that collaboration with our clients’
families, friends, and involved professionals is essential.
clients’ ability to retain the skills they learn will be enhanced by
others’ understanding of the objectives our clients intend to reach.
Pathways has established partnerships with community service
agencies that allow us to readily access resources that will benefit our
to maintain relationships with Social Services, Corrections, housing,
and employment sources, in an attempt to advocate for our clients in the
most effective possible method.
ARMHS classes have been developed to address life skills
that are recognized as frequent barriers for many of our clients. The
following classes are currently available to our ARMHS clients:
Social Skills and Building Relationships
Anger and Stress Management
Mind Over Mood (emotional regulation)
Requirements for ARMHS Eligibility:
MA (Medical Assistance) eligible
Age 18 or older
Diagnosis with mental illness or traumatic brain injury
Substantial disability and functional impairment in three or more
Assessment by a licensed mental health professional that ARMHS are
*Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services: As defined by the
Minnesota Department of Human Services:
The ARMHS means mental health services which are rehabilitative and
enable the recipient to develop and enhance psychiatric stability,
social competencies, personal and emotional adjustment, and independent
living and community skills, when these abilities are impaired by the
symptoms of mental illness. Adult rehabilitative mental health services
are also appropriate when provided to enable a recipient to retain
stability and functioning, if the recipient would be at risk of
significant functional decompensation or more restrictive service
settings without these services.
Adult rehabilitative mental health services instruct, assist, and
support the recipient in areas such as: interpersonal communication
skills, community resource utilization and integration skills, crisis
assistance, relapse prevention skills, health care directives, budgeting
and shopping skills, healthy lifestyle skills and practices, cooking and
nutrition skills, transportation skills, medication education and
monitoring, mental illness symptom management skills, household
management skills, employment-related skills, and transition to
community living services.