Since 1986, LifePath Systems has been meeting the needs of children and adults in Collin County and the surrounding areas. Our mission is to give help for today and hope for tomorrow by providing high quality, professional treatment in a caring environment to individuals with mental illness, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental delays. LifePath Systems has several behavioral health outpatient clinics throughout Collin County. Click on our website below to find a location near you. As a result of these exciting new initiatives, we will be able to help more individuals with behavioral health needs, making our services easier to access, and improving the safety and quality of life in our communities.
Transformation Project Goals
Improved Access to Behavioral Health Care: By moving our McKinney clinic to a larger building, opening a new clinic in Wylie to better serve Southeastern Collin County, and hiring additional psychiatrists, nurses, therapists, and support staff, LifePath plans to serve significantly more individuals with a mental health or substance abuse condition over the next few years. Our goal is to accommodate the growing population in Collin County by expanding our capacity care.
Whole Health Peer Support and Mental Health First Aid: LifePath Systems is hiring several individuals who have a mental health diagnosis and are in recovery to work as peer support specialists in our outpatient clinics. Peer providers give hope to individuals that it is possible to recover from a chronic mental illness. We also provide Mental Health First Aid training, an internationally-acclaimed program that teaches members of the community how to help individuals suffering from a mental illness or in crisis. Our goal is to increase the general public’s awareness and skills in assisting someone with mental illness.
Specialized Behavioral Health Interventions: We have created 3 specialized programs for populations with particularly complicated needs. First, we are working with Collin County Jail and the Courts to divert mentally ill individuals back into the community where intensive, specially designed services can reduce the risk of recidivism back into the criminal justice setting. Second, we have created a specialized clinic for treating the very complex cases of individuals with both an intellectual or developmental disability and a mental illness. Finally, we have developed a specialized early childhood team to work with children age 0 to 5 who are involved in an active Child Protective Services case and who live at home with the perpetrator. Our goal in adding all three of these specialized services is to reduce the use of jail and emergency rooms by the identified populations.
Integrated Primary and Behavioral Health Care: We are coordinating with the Collin County Adult Clinic and local medical specialists to provide primary care at our behavioral health clinics and to add behavioral health care at their primary care clinics. Our goal is to improve the overall physical health and quality of life for individuals dealing with a mental illness.