To be eligible for services through Mineral Area CPRC, individuals must be determined to be seriously and persistently mentally ill, or have a serious emotional disturbance, as measured against diagnostic, disability and duration criteria.

1.Disability – clear evidence of serious and/or substantial impairment in the ability to function at an age or developmentally appropriate level in each of the following areas:

a. Social role functioning/familylife – the ability to sustain functionally the role of worker, student, homemaker, family member or a combination of these.

b. Daily living skills/ self-care skills – the ability to engage in personal care (grooming, personal hygiene, etc.) and community living (handling individual finances, using community resources, performing household chores, interacting with peers, etc.) learning ability/self-direction and activities appropriate to the individual’s age and social role functioning.

2.Diagnosis a physician, advanced practice nurse, or licensed psychologist shall certify a primary diagnosis of any of the following which may coexist with other psychiatric or medical diagnosis:

  1. Schizophrenia
    • Disorganized
    • Catatonic
    • Paranoid
    • Schizophreniform
    • Residual
    • Schizoaffective
    • Undifferentiated
  2. Delusional Disorder
  3. Bipolar I Disorders
    • Single Manic Episode
    • Most Recent Episode Manic
    • Most Recent Episode Mixed
  4. Bipolar II Disorders
  5. Psychotic Disorders
  6. Major Depressive Disorder-recurrent
  7. Major Depressive Disorder single episode and age of 60+
  8. Obsessive-Compulsive
  9. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  10. Borderline Personality Disorder
  11. Anxiety Disorders
    • Generalized Anxiety Disorders
    • Panic Disorders with Agoraphobia
    • Panic Disorders without Agoraphobia
    • Agoraphobia with out Panic Disorder
    • Social Phobia

A primary diagnosis means the diagnosis of an illness that is not due to another co-existing illness.

3.Duration is evident by one (1) or more of the following:

  1. Psychiatric treatment more intensive than outpatient and receives more than once in a lifetime (crisis intervention services, alternative home care, partial hospitalization, inpatient;
  2. Continuous residential care other than hospitalization, for a period long enough to disrupt the normal living situation;
  3. Psychiatric disability has been present for one (1) year or more; or
  4. Treatment of a psychiatric disorder has been or will be required for longer than six (6) months.