Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services

It is never too late to educate yourself about your mental illness and learn how to manage it. To live the best life possible you have to be open to learning new and different ways to manage your illness.


Mental illness is the same as any other chronic disease. If you have diabetes you have to do a series of things to keep yourself well. Having a mental illness requires you to understand the signs and symptoms of relapse, and learn to put your RECOVERY first.

Mental illness recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.

But you need the right tools to be successful. That’s where we come in! Peace River Center’s Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) groups at Gateway are designed to improve your overall health and wellness so you can live the best life possible. Our groups are designed to benefit individuals with a primary diagnosis of Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Anxiety, or Depression.

We are committed to providing you with the tools you need to successfully maintain your mental illness recovery.

Group Days

Monday: Personal Growth
Tuesday: Independent Living
Wednesday: Social Skills
Thursday: Symptom Management
Friday: Healthy Habits

Psychosocial rehabilitation and education groups are held Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. Lunch is provided during the one-hour break and there are scheduled breaks throughout the day. Participants can choose to attend up to four days per week.

Groups are designed to be fun and educational. Participants choose the groups in line with their personal recovery goals. A different topic is taught every day. Staff divide people up and teach in small group settings, which allows for more one-on-one time.

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PSR has helped me to stay on my meds. It’s helped with banking, budgeting, and communicating. PSR is helping me to get an apartment or housing.

- Vergil

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The PSR program has helped me immensely. The staff have helped me learn coping skills when I am anxious or down. Coming to PSR has helped me with overcoming my loneliness and hopelessness and also has helped me to overcome self-consciousness. It is a great program.


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The PSR program makes me feel special because coming to the PSR program helps me learn different skills for out in the community. It teaches me how to budget and how to be interviewed for jobs. The PSR program helps me with symptoms management and helps me understand my mental illness better so I can help others who don’t have a mental illness understand what I go through.


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I feel like I am not in this alone and there are people who understand. By being around others like me I’m comfortable and I can learn the things I need to improve my life.


Ready to at PSR?

Psychosocial Rehabilitation attendees working on positive recovery stories.In order to participate, you will need a referral from one of Peace River Center’s therapists or case managers. You will then receive a day pass to see what PSR is all about. If PSR is a fit, you can customize your schedule to meet your recovery goals.

Peace River Center Gateway Facility
Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services
621 N. Lake Parker Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801
863.519.0575 ext. 6332

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