J&A Positive Image is a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program (PRP) whose mission is to provide in-person, virtual, and/or hybrid therapeutic and rehabilitative services to individuals ages 5-65, with qualifying diagnoses. The PRP program assists primarily low-income clients with re-integration into their community and gaining access to resources that foster overall wellness, recovery, and improvement of their mental prognosis. J&A Positive Image serves Howard County and other surrounding areas and is committed to individuals of all races, ethnicities, gender, etc. The program has accommodations presently for Medicaid insurance, only.
Mental illness is a pandemic that plagues the U.S, and the world at large. This issue is so prevalent that is believed that 1 in 5 U.S adults experience mental illness each year. To compound on this, 1 in 6 U.S youth aged 6- 17 experience a mental health disorder each year. Es)mates say that at least 8.4 million people in the U.S provide care to an adult with a mental or emotional health issue. Mental health issues plague populations that range from: school-age children to recently emancipated adults 18 and older; individuals with a substance abuse history; individuals with disabilities; individuals impacted by the criminal justice system, and single-mothers- to name a few. The PRP agency is equipped to meet the needs of these disparate populations.
Low-income families impacted by mental health could benefit from Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program services due to obtaining the relevant coping skills that would help them deal with stressors specific to lack of resources. These could include developing effective communication strategies that help them maintain positive relations with their children; providing opportunities for the children to gain access to mentorship and other experiences that could bolster their social skills. Finally, the PRP agency provides access to support/financial resources and opportunities that are critical to health and wellness. The goal is to keep our clients functional in the in the community while fostering independence.