Who comes to gould farm
At Gould Farm, we specialize in treating adults, age 18 or older, living with one or more mental health challenges, including anxiety, bipolar, major depression, schizophrenia, schizoaffective and other challenges.
We believe recovery from mental illness is possible and best achieved when residents are engaged and motivated by their own hopes and aspirations for a healthy and meaningful life.
Success at Gould Farm depends on many factors, but in general, we have found participants gain the most benefit when they are:
- Interested in increasing their knowledge, understanding and acceptance of their mental illness
- Willing to take prescribed medication as a tool in their recovery;
- Interested in engaging in community and relationships with others;
- Wanting to engage their strengths in meaningful work activities;
- Comfortable living in a rural setting.
Some applicants may have a co-occurring substance use history. They must have an absence of active abuse, and commitment to sobriety. Individuals should have some self-care skills, and be in reasonable physical health. For a complete list of admissions criteria, please talk with our admissions staff.
Gould Farm is a voluntary program in an open setting, and our residents must be willing and able to participate in group activities. As such we do not accept applicants with one or more of the following:
- Significant cognitive impairment (Alzheimer’s, dementia, intellectual disability);
- A primary diagnosis of substance use disorder, eating disorder, or some personality disorders;
- Recent or ongoing violent behavior;
- Unresolved legal matters;
- History of arson or sexual offenses.
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