Now that housing is no longer a concern, support the individual in clarifying what life goals are most important to them at this stage of their life.
Spend time supporting people with imagining and describing their updated vision for their life. Ask them to share what their life looks like, who is a part of it, what they are doing, and how they are feeling. Support them in making the vision as clear as possible.
Use the clarified vision to help people explore the need and role of treatment in their life. What are the potential risks of not continuing treatment? Will treatment help them move toward or away from their desired life?
Offer to accompany them to initial treatment appointments.
Identify alternatives to treatment, as needed. If a member chooses not to continue treatment, explore what they will do to support their recovery process instead, and identify how they will know if their chosen activities are working for them.
Support the individual in identifying the signs of being unwell and how they would like to be supported if those signs arise.
Establish some agreements about how and when you should express any concerns about their recovery status.
Obtain their permission to check in on how their plan is working for them. Make this an ongoing part of your conversations together.
Don’t simply refer members to treatment or tell them what services are out there. Instead, ensure there is a warm handoff to these services.