May 1, 2024
May 1, 2024

What is a Mental Health Case Manager?

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Everyone can use additional support from time to time, especially when it comes to learning new life skills, navigating challenges, and finding a path forward with improved mental health. One of the ways in which this can be achieved is working with a mental health case manager.

This is a person who can be there for you during your time of need, help you whenever symptoms become unmanageable, and direct you toward a treatment plan and personal goal setting and achievement as part of your long-term recovery. In short, having a mental health case manager means having someone to support you as you gain the strength you need to find direction and purpose.

What is a Mental Health Case Manager?

A mental health case manager is someone who works with you on a regular basis to help you recover from mental health conditions, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction

Case managers collaborate with you to do things that improve your mental well-being and help you recover from substance abuse, mental health disorders, or personal challenges. When you receive aftercare services from a case manager, they will help you identify your needs, triggers, and strengths so that you can design a treatment plan that improves your quality of life and helps you better integrate back into daily life.

If you need specialized services for a particular aspect of a mental health disorder, they can be there to guide you toward appropriate resources or help you evaluate opportunities, such as finding support groups in your area or sober living opportunities.

More importantly, a mental health case manager is someone you can think of as an accountability partner. They are there to help you with various aspects of aftercare, such as perform home visits depending on your circumstances or  help you by collaborating with other healthcare specialists. They can serve as your advocate, offer counseling to your families, and generally be someone to whom you can turn as you are rebuilding your mental health and happiness.

Benefits of Working with a Mental Health Case Manager

When you work with a professional mental health case manager, you can enjoy several benefits.

One-on-One Planning

The biggest benefit of having a mental health case manager  is one-on-one planning. Your case manager will work with you on an individual basis to help you develop coping mechanisms, learn life skills, and apply this knowledge toward achieving short- and long-term goals.

Personalized Aftercare

No matter where you are in your recovery journey, a mental health case manager can help you with creating a personalized aftercare program. At this stage in your recovery, your program shouldn’t focus on overcoming addiction or diagnosing a mental health disorder. Instead, it should focus on:

  • Learning to cope with triggers
  • Changing your perspective toward symptoms
  • Setting life goals
  • Overcoming daily challenges

Mental health professionals like case managers can provide you with counsel on what type of care might be best given the changing circumstances in your life.


For many people, working with a case manager means having someone to serve as an advocate. When there’s an unexpected crisis, you can count on your mental health case manager to stay calm, to help de-escalate the situation, and to aid your rational decision-making. If you are overwhelmed, they can help you with active listening, work with you to change your life goals, or research potential solutions.

Finding a Mental Health Case Manager at Aligned Living Group

At Aligned Living, clients who have completed inpatient or outpatient programs can participate in our aftercare rehab program that includes:

  • Coaching
  • Life skills training
  • Drug testing services

Our treatment services provide aftercare to anyone in need and are designed to be helpful for anyone no matter where they are in their recovery journey. You don’t have to be someone who recently completed an inpatient program. You can be someone who has never gone to a traditional inpatient program or someone who went to an outpatient program several years ago but has found that life stresses and changes necessitate some additional support.

With our team and the right mental health case manager, you can get support no matter where you are in your journey and turn mental chaos into clarity. Contact our team today to learn more about our virtual mental health treatment programs.