In the wide spectrum of mental health, there are those who are capable enough to live independently but need a little help along the way. Providing that help is a mental health case manager, who assists individuals with certain needs go about their daily lives. We spoke with such a case manager in Washington. He works with a wide range of people, but they’re all individuals who need some monitoring and help with simple tasks like grocery shopping, maintaining their proper medication, going to doctor appointments, and more. Tell us a little about your current work and how long you’ve been at it. I work for a mental health agency in Washington state as a case manager for an Intensive Out-Patient (IOP). We work with mentally ill people who are more symptomatic than average. Picture someone roughly between “scary screaming homeless guy” and “your eccentric uncle who thinks he was abducted by aliens” and you’ve got a good idea of the type of population we serve. That sounds like a big range because it is; some days I get yelled at by clients and other days everyone is super cool and chill. My job in a nutshell: I help my… Read full this story
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