Mount Tom Center for Mental Health and recovery is a community-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse program providing on-site and outreach services in the following areas: child and adolescent, adult (general referrals and program based), developmentally delayed/mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis (SA/MH).
Mt. Tom Mental Health Center (Community Support Program)
The Community Support Program (CSP) is a short-term program designed to help adults with mental health or substance use challenges to live independently in the community. BHN CSP serves adults who have recently been in or who are at risk for psychiatric hospitalization or admission to detox.
Peer Recovery Coaches focus on helping those overcoming substance use and addiction. Peers, who have lived experience with addiction, undergo intensive training to be certified and meet with those in recovery in the community or at one of our sites.
The Living Room, a bright, open space located at BHN’s main campus in Springfield, is for those coping with a behavioral health issue where peers are available to meet with guests of the program. Often, The Living Room provides a safe space, allowing for someone in crisis to connect with peers, avoiding the emergency room or hospitalization. The concept is to connect those in crisis with those who have been down a similar path and have an intimate understanding of what the struggle is like.
The Living Room is a recovery model that draws from a strength-based approach and enlists the values of hope, peer-to-peer support, empowerment of guests and transparency.
The Living Room is provided at no cost and is open to walk-ins daily from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and those needing more assistance are screened by a Living Room supervisor and may stay the night.