In many Lantern buildings, we use a proven approach called Illness Management and Recovery (IMR) to improve functioning and reduce hospitalizations among our clients living with mental illness.

IMR features individual and group sessions in which clients acquire skills for managing their illness and moving forward on their personal recovery goals. Evaluated in multiple randomized clinical trials, published results have shown that IMR significantly reduces psychiatric hospitalizations, and improves overall mental health symptoms. It has also demonstrated positive effects on substance abuse with participating clients. This method features individual and group sessions in which clients acquire skills for managing their illness and moving forward on their personal recovery goals.

Lantern delivers IMR in partnership with the University of Minnesota’s Center for Chemical and Mental Health, who provide training for our staff and model fidelity monitoring.

IMR is generously supported by the van Ameringen Foundation and the Dammann Fund.