Skip Navigation
Login or register
Add Comment
Share This
No Recommendations Yet Click here to recommend.
In order to ensure healthy and productive lives for all Americans, efforts must be directed to support good mental health and to provide quality mental health services for those who need it. This paper presents strategies and recommendations for improving the current system so that it better addresses the mental health needs of vulnerable Americans. The 15 strategies are to:
• Reduce stigma as a barrier to access.
• Eliminate financial barriers to access.
• Address prescription drug coverage issues.
• Integrate services for co-occurring mental health and substance dependence disorders.
• Support the mental health workforce.
• Target the needs of vulnerable populations.
• Enhance school-based health and mental health services.
• Support school-based violence prevention programs.
• Address the needs of children in the foster care system.
• Expand insurance coverage for adults with
mental disabilities.
• Address the housing needs of adults with
mental illness.
• Tackle the employment needs of adults with
mental disabilities.
• Address issues involving the criminalization of adults with mental illness.
• Promote mental health among the elderly.
• Address deficiencies in nursing homes. (Authors)
Atlanta, GA
RSS Feed
About Us  -  Contact Us
Home  -  Training  -  Homelessness Resource Center Library  -  Facts  -  Topics  -  Partners  -  Events  -  PATH  -  SSH
Advanced Search
Acknowledgements -  Help -  Accessibility -  SAMHSA Privacy Policy -  Plain Language -  Disclaimer -  SAMHSA Web Site
Download PDF Reader
A program of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services