Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Services enable consumers 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.

ARMHS are also appropriate to enable a consumer to retain stability and functioning, if the consumer would be at risk of significant functional de-compensation, or more restrictive service settings, without these services.

  • ARMHS instruct, assist, and support the consumer in many areas.
  • ARMHS may be provided to a consumer on a one-to-one basis, in the consumer’s home, in another community setting or in groups.

ARMHS Eligibility

An ARMHS consumer is an individual who:

  • Is age 18 or older
  • Is diagnosed with a medical condition such as mental illness or traumatic brain injury with a mental health condition, for which adult rehabilitative mental health services are needed.
  • Has substantial disability and functional impairment in three or more of the areas listed in the Minnesota Statutes, section 245.462, subdivision 11a, so that self-sufficiency is markedly reduced; and
  • Has had a recent diagnostic assessment by a qualified mental health professional that documents adult rehabilitative mental health services are medically necessary to address identified disability and functional impairments and individual consumer goals.
  • Qualifies for Medical Assistance, PMAP or GAMC Basic Living and Social Skills

ARMHS Basic Living and Social Skills are activities that restore a consumer’s skills essential for managing his or her illness, treatment, and the requirements of everyday independent living. Basic living and social skills may
be provided to maintain a consumers functioning if the consumer is likely to significantly regress or is a significant risk to lose independent living. These skills need to be restored to prevent consumers from requiring inpatient or residential placement or to live independently in the community. Basic Living and Social Skills instruct, assist, and support a consumer in areas such as:

  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Community resource utilization and integration skills 5 Crisis assistance/Management skills
  • Relapse prevention skills
  • Health care directives/skills
  • Budgeting and shopping skills
  • Healthy lifestyle skills and practices
  • Cooking and nutrition skills
  • Transportation skills
  • Medication monitoring skills
  • Mental illness symptom management skills
  • Household management skills
  • Employment-related skills
  • Transition to community living skills