Mental illness and traumatic stress management are both critical aspects of our community's mental health. The JCMHP addresses both theses issues.
For the past year, the City of Joliet Community Mental Health Program Team has been working to establish a program to benefit all of the residents of the City of Joliet.
The program includes a Crisis First Aid for Paramedics (CFA-P) component to allow Joliet Fire Department personnel to perform crisis intervention on the scene of behavioral health and traumatic stress inducing incidents.
The Program also includes a definitive care aspect that includes Thriveworks Counseling services which can provide an appointment to a licensed clinician either today or tomorrow. Silver Cross Hospital has generously provided office space for the Thriveworks clinicians.
The City of Joliet has established a fund to bear the cost for those uninsured or underinsured regarding mental health care. This is for City of Joliet residents, employees, and retirees only.
Many times, asking for help is the most difficult aspects of behavioral health. The City of Joliet Dispatch Center personnel are trained to handle all types of emergency calls for service and provide appropriate resources to help. While the new 988 phone number may help (in time), it is still better to call 911 if you are in crisis.
The members of the Joliet Fire Department are trained to provide Crisis First Aid for Paramedics (CFA-P). This allows for rapid crisis response care to the residents and visitors to the City of Joliet.
One of the keys to the City of Joliet Community Mental Health Program is the manner in which definitive care is provided. Using Thriveworks, clients may be seen as early as today or tomorrow (in-person or tele-health) by a licensed clinician.
A critical partner to the program. Silver Cross Hospital has donated office space at their professional building at 1051 Essington Rd. to house the Thriveworks offices. This office will include five clinicians and Therapyland for kids.
MorningStar Mission is also a critical partner to the program. The purpose of the program is to get help to the people who need it the most. MorningStar offers programs to help those in need.
The Upper Room Crisis Hotline is a crisis line available at (888) 80TURCH. Members of the group were instrumental during the development of the program.
The Spanish Community Center is a valued stakeholder in the program.
The JGPSG provided CFA-P development and training to the members of the Joliet Fire Department.
When you are in crisis and need help, who do you call? For decades, 911 dispatchers have been answering calls for assistance and providing resources to the community.
City of Joliet Telecommunicators are trained in many capacities. All dispatchers are certified Emergency Medical Dispatchers who are capable of helping those with both physical and mental challenges.
Since 1853 the Joliet Fire Department has responded to all manner of emergencies. We have adapted and grown with technology and social change and are proud to serve the community in a new way, with Crisis First Aid for Paramedics (CFA-P).
We are still one of the only groups that will respond to your home in a timely manner if you experience a crisis of any sort, particularly traumatic stress or behavioral emergencies. Our professional and compassionate paramedics will provide effective crisis intervention and resources to help you in the most effective manner possible.
Thank you for allowing us to better serve your mental health needs.
The City of Joliet Community Mental Health Program recognizes that the most effective way to manage mental health challenges is by providing citizens with rapid definitive mental health care with licensed clinicians. Thriveworks is a group of over 3,500 clinicians who will offer telehealth and in-person clinical care to our citizens. The key to this care is the timeframe with which mental health care may be attained. Usually, a Thriveworks clinician will be available the same day or the next day for your mental health needs. This is what sets the Joliet Community Mental Health Program apart.
Silver Cross Hospital has donated office space at their Professional Building at 1051 Essington Rd. in Joliet to house Thriveworks clinical care. This will include several clinicians and a Therapyland location for children's therapy.