Applied Research and Evaluation in Community Mental Health Services: An Update of Key Research Domains

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Evelyn Vingilis, Stephen A. State
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Feb 10, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 367 pages
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The burden of mental illness on individuals, families, and communities has created profound challenges for our society. In recent years treatments and services for the mentally ill have moved almost exclusively to community settings, yet no comprehensive and progressive policies have emerged to counter stigmatizing and facilitate integration.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
A New Idea a Hundred Years and More in the Making
16
Program and Policy Evaluation
33
The Role of the Emergency Department
55
5 Research on Community Treatment Orders
68
6 The Criminalization of Mental Illness
80
7 Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessment and Management in Mental Health Services
94
8 The Social Stigma of Mental Illness
115
10 Housing and Mental Health
146
The Evolving Narrative in Primary Care
160
12 Current Developments in Assertive Community Treatment
182
13 Supported Employment
211
Contributors
233
Bibliography
239
Index
347
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9 Consumer Participation in Mental Health Services
129

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\Evelyn R. Vingilis is director of the Population and Community Health Unit and a professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatistics in the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Western Ontario. Stephen A. State is coordinator of the Consortium for Applied Research and Evaluation in Mental Health (CAREMH) at the University of Western Ontario.

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