7.7. Mental Health Services
Mental Health services are provided and/or coordinated throughout the SCI/D System of Care. Attention to safety, confidentiality, privacy, and advocacy in removing communication, attitudinal, and access barriers is essential. Annual evaluations include psychological, social, and vocational assessments, including vocational rehabilitation potential and/or readiness, social role participation, sexuality, quality of life, behavioral and mental health status, chemical dependency and/or use, living environment, and attendant training needs. Referrals are made to Mental Health programs on an as-needed basis and are facilitated by the SCI Support Clinic or SCI/D PCT.