The Missouri Department of Mental Health and ReDiscover recently announced that ReDiscover has been designated as a deaf services specialized outpatient center for the western portion of Missouri.
The designation is part of a statewide mental health treatment program for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in need of outpatient services.
To provide improved services to the deaf community, certain staff at ReDiscover has received training on deaf culture, American sign language and deaf mental health services.
ReDiscover recognizes the unique aspects of deaf culture and provides a culturally affirmative and sensitive treatment environment that stresses the importance of ASL as the medium of communication.
ReDiscover will offer in-person comprehensive mental health services to individuals in the Kansas City area, as well as offer therapy services statewide via Telehealth.
“We are pleased to offer a full spectrum of outpatient services for deaf or hard of hearing individuals including therapy, medication management and case management,” Stewart Chase, senior vice president for ReDiscover, said. “The Telehealth equipment is exciting as it provides a way for our clinicians to serve those that are unable to travel to one of our existing facilities.”
For additional information about ReDiscover’s Deaf services contact Brandy Haddock at 816-347-3236.
ReDiscover, a nonprofit community mental health agency with an office in Lee’s Summit, provides comprehensive programs and services for men, women and children whose lives have been affected by mental illness and/or substance use disorders. ReDiscover helps a broad range of individuals and families, including those with limited financial means or without insurance.