Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment Services

Community Psychiatric Supportive Treatment (CPST) is designed to assist adults with persistent mental health and/or substance abuse issues that require intensive interventions to remain stable in the community due to one or more of the following additional difficulties:

  • Numerous visits or admissions to the hospital
  • Repeated jail time, homelessness
  • Difficulties making or keeping friends
  • Thoughts of hurting themselves or others
  • Feeling like people are out to get them
  • Hearing things other people can’t hear
  • Money problems
  • Medication and medical problems
  • Difficulty accessing community resources
  • Managing symptoms that interfere with maintaining education and/or employment

CPST services assist individuals to improve all areas of functioning so that they can live independently and reach their full potential. Treatment empowers individuals to improve and stabilize symptoms, physical health, housing, employment, and social opportunities, while at the same time reducing hospitalizations and legal problems. Treatment is primarily in the community but does include some clinic-based services.