A New Kind of Homelessness for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness? The Need for a "Mental Healt

Authors, Primary Smith,Thomas E. M. D.;Sederer,Lloyd I. M. D.
Title Primary A New Kind of Homelessness for Individuals With Serious Mental Illness? The Need for a "Mental Health Home"
Periodical Full Psychiatric Services
Pub Year 2009
Volume 60
issue 4
Start Page 528-533
Abstract Individuals with serious mental illness often are unable to access consumer- and family-oriented community care, resulting in repeated hospitalizations, incarceration, and homelessness. The "medical home" concept was developed in primary care to provide accessible and accountable services for individuals with chronic medical conditions. Building on the work done in primary care, the authors propose a "mental health home." The model of care incorporates medical home characteristics, such as access to and coordination of services, integration of primary and preventive care, adoption of recovery orientation and evidence-based practices, and family and community outreach. Barriers to and strategies for implementation of mental health homes are discussed.
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Author/Address Dr. Smith is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, Columbia University, 1051 Riverside Dr., Unit 14, New York, NY 10032 (e-mail: tes2001@columbia.edu). Dr. Sederer is with the New York State O)
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Reference Type(s) Journal Article
Topic Tag(s) Patient-Centered Care
Special Population(s) Individuals with Multiple Chronic Conditions;People with Mental and Behavioral Health Issues
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