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The Palgrave handbook of American mental health policy, Howard H. Goldman, Richard G. Frank, Joseph P. Morrissey, editors

This handbook is the definitive resource for understanding current mental health policy controversies, options, and implementation strategies. It offers a thorough review of major issues in mental health policy to inform the policy-making process, presenting the pros and cons of controversial, significant issues through close analyses of data. Some of the topics covered are the effectiveness of various biomedical and psychosocial interventions, the role of mental illness in violence, and the effectiveness of coercive strategies. The handbook presents cases for conditions in which specialized mental health services are needed and those in which it might be better to deliver mental health treatment in mainstream health and social services settings. It also examines the balance between federal, state, and local authority, and the financing models for delivery of efficient and effective mental health services. It is aimed for an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and informed citizens that can contribute to future policy deliberations.
Table Of Contents
1. Theory of Progress: Fundamental Reform or Incremental Change? -- 2. Division of Labor: Function Shifts and Realigned Responsibilities in the Evolving Mental Health Service System -- 3. Economic Perspectives on the Organization and Governance of Mental Health Care -- 4. What is the Meaning of Recovery? -- 5. Balancing Access to Medications and Psychosocial Treatments -- 6. Are There Enough Inpatient Psychiatric Beds? -- 7. Mandated Community Treatment in Services for Persons with Mental Illness -- 8. Shared Decision-Making and Self-Directed Care -- 9. Suicide Prevention: Rising Rates and New Evidence Shape Policy Options -- 10. How Should the U.S. Respond to the Opioid Addiction and Overdose Epidemic? -- 11. Early Intervention in Psychosis: From Science to Services -- 12. Policy Effects on Disparities in Mental Health Status and Mental Health Care -- 13. Mental Health Insurance Parity – How Full is the Glass? -- 14. Housing for People with Serious Mental Illness -- 15. What is the Role of Schools in the Treatment of Children’s Mental Illness? -- 16. Policy Issues Regarding Employment for People with Serious Mental Illness -- 17. Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses Who Are Arrested and Incarcerated -- 18. Gun Violence Prevention and Mental Health Policy -- 19. Stigma as a Mental Health Policy Controversy: Positions, Options and Strategies for Change -- 20. How Shall We Promote Citizenship and Social Participation? -- 21. Evidence-Based Practices or Practice-Based Evidence: What is the Future? -- 22. New Financing Models in Behavioral Health: A Recipe for Efficiency or Under-provision? -- 23. Mental Health Disability, Employment and Income Support in the 21st Century
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2020.
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 687 pages), illustrations
Specific Material Designation
Form Of Item

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