Mental Health Services for Persons with a Developmental Disability
|Description & Services|
|Description||The mandate of the Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Serices is to provide specialized mental health services for individuals who live with co-existing developmental disabilities and a mental illness, and or challenging behaviors. |
Criteria for Admission
1. Psychological assessment indicating an IQ of 70 or below
2. 12 years or older
3. Have a mental illness and or challenging behavior
4. Have developed the intellectual disability before the age of 18.
Some of the services include:
a. Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis
b. Psychiatric treatement including medication when indicated
c. Behavior Therapy
d. Education to families, caregivres, support networks
e. Assistance with crisis stabilization for community, home, and hospital
Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Services is an open referral service accepting referrals including but not limited to Community Living BC, General Practitioners, hospitals, mental health centres, families, caregivers, schools, etc.
All referrals require approval by the client's General Practitioner.
|Areas Served||North Vancouver and Area|
4946 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC V5G 4H7
|Accessibility||Fully Accessible ; The primary office for the mental health services is in Burnaby, but services are offered in North Vancouver, Sechelt and Pemberton|
|Office Phone||(604) 918-7540|
|Primary Executive||Health Services Manager, Mental Health Services for Persons with a Developmental Disability|