Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health (NNAMHS)



General Information
  Description of Service Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health (NNAMHS) is a comprehensive, community-based, mental health system supported by an acute care psychiatric inpatient hospital. Outpatient services include counseling, medication clinics, and case management. 

NNAMHS offers the following services: 
  • Psychiatric Crisis Services: Psychiatric Assessment Service (PAS) is the intake and screening point for all services and offers initial assessment and referrals to NNAMHS outpatient services. If the assessed individual is acutely ill, they may be referred to the Psychiatric Observation Unit (POU) located at Dini-Townsend Hospital, which offers rapid screening and stabilization for acute psychiatric crisis. The stay is generally limited to 72 hours or less. Sixty-five percent of those who reach the POU are released back to the community, with referrals, without need of hospitalization.
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Services: Provides psychiatric medication, monitoring and pharmacy services to individuals with diagnosed mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Outpatient Counseling: Group and individual therapy sessions, depending on the needs of the client, teach individuals how to manage their impulses and emotions.
  • Consumer Assistance Program / Drop-in Centers: Offer people with mental illness the opportunity to connect with one another and build relationships.
  • Mental Health Court: Collaboration between NNAMHS and the Criminal Justice system that provides opportunity for people with misdemeanor and minor felony criminal charges who would benefit from psychiatric treatment to be diverted from the standard criminal justice system if they participate in treatment.
  • Mobile Outreach Safety Team: Collaboration with local law enforcement agencies in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County to offer psychiatric services to homeless mentally ill and those with mental illness who bring themselves to the attention of law enforcement. This helps prevent increasing numbers of individuals with mental illness from being housed in the jail and assists with enrolling them in appropriate services.
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation: Assists with recovery of the ability to perform activities of daily living, social activities and employment related skills.
  • Residential Support: Assists individuals living with severe mental illness to remain in a community living situation. Offered in conjunction with other services and includes rent and utility assistance and assistance with activities of daily living based on the individuals' particular needs.
  • Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness (PATH): Targets homeless, or those at risk of becoming homeless, individuals access mental health services, apply for housing assistance, and/or maintain current housing.
  • Service Coordination: Offers assistance in obtaining benefits and coordinating available services throughout the community. Service coordinators offer coaching and supports to keep the consumer engaged in treatment and recovery.
  • Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT): Provides intensive support to those with mental illness who have a history of high use of emergency, hospital and law enforcement services. Teams work in an interdisciplinary manner to support consumers in living in the community, adherence to their medication program and employment rehabilitation.
  • Senior Mental Health Outreach Program: Case management and outreach to seniors with a diagnosed mental illness.
  • Co-occurring Disorders Programs: Services for people with both mental illness and substance abuse issues. Includes an Intensive Day Treatment Program.
  Urgent Services Provided For emergencies, call 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
  Location Washoe County
  Intake Procedure Walk-ins Monday-Friday 8am-3pm

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