Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

A team-based treatment model, ACT provides multidisciplinary, flexible treatment and support to people with mental illness 24/7. It is based around the idea that people receive better care when their mental health care providers work together. ACT team members help individuals address every aspect of their life, whether it be medication, therapy, social support, employment or housing. Studies have shown that ACT is more effective than the traditional treatment for people experiencing mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, and can reduce hospitalizations by 20%.