Prior to coming to Hope Network for behavioral health services, Michael had been in and out of the psychiatric hospital for a large portion of his adult life. At the point when things were the worst for him, he had 12 inpatient admissions in one year.
Michael was admitted to case management services with diagnoses of bipolar disorder, alcohol dependence, cocaine dependence, borderline personality disorder, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, hepatitis C, and cirrhosis. He had accessed inpatient psychiatric services four times in the previous year, had been struggling with suicidal ideation and suicide attempts, heavy use of alcohol and had not seen a doctor to address his multiple chronic health conditions in several years. At that time his diabetes was unmanaged, resulting in regular significant spikes in blood sugar levels.
Michael was immediately linked with psychiatry, case management, peer support, and nursing services with Hope Network Behavioral Health Services. He received assistance with getting covered with Medicaid secondary to his Medicare HMO plan and was able to access preventative healthcare again.