Living with a serious mental illness (SMI) can make it difficult to function in daily life and contribute to the community. Regular engagement in specialized person centered treatment can positively impact health, reduce alienation from family and friends, homelessness, and involvement with the criminal justice system.
Integral Care recently launched a new Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program. This innovative program uses practical, evidence-based interventions to improve adherence to mental health treatment for individuals with SMI who experience multiple episodes of hospitalization or incarceration. AOT is a collaboration between Integral Care, Travis County Probate Court, Travis County Clerk’s Office and Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health at the University of Texas at Austin.