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Welfare Reform on the Web (July 2002): Mental Health Services - Overseas

MENTAL HEALTH AND MENTAL ILLNESS: OUT OF THE CLOSET

C. T. Mowbray and M. C. Holter

Social Service Review vol. 76, 2002, p. 135-179

Explores changes in US mental health services in the past 25 years, focusing on six povotal, topics:

  • the paradigm shift to a biopsychosocial mental illness etiology;
  • the organisation and financing of mental health care;
  • community based programmes for adults with serious mental illness;
  • the role of families and consumers;
  • services for children and adolescents with serious emotional problems;
  • the interface with criminal justice.
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