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The responsiveness of State Mental Health Authorities to parents with mental illness
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  • Kathleen Biebel, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Joanne Nicholson, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Valerie Williams, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Beth R. Hinden, University of Massachusetts Medical School
UMMS Affiliation
Department of Psychiatry
Date
11-6-2004
Document Type
Article
Subjects
Adult; Female; Health Care Surveys; Health Services Accessibility; Humans; Interviews; Male; Mental Disorders; Mental Health Services; distribution; Middle Aged; Organizational Case Studies; Organizational Innovation; Organizational Objectives; Organizational Policy; Parents; Public Health Administration; Quality of Health Care; United States
Abstract

The majority of adults with serious mental illness living in the community are parents, many of whom may be receiving services from State Mental Health Authorities (SMHA). Innovative intervention approaches are available to improve outcomes for these parents and their children. Analyses of SMHA and state-level data, as well as qualitative interviews of administrators, service providers, and consumers, underscore the importance of organizational structure and philosophy, an advocacy presence, and available funding to SMHA efforts on behalf of parents and their families.

Source
Adm Policy Ment Health. 2004 Sep;32(1):31-48.
Related Resources
Link to article in PubMed
PubMed ID
15527040
Citation Information
Kathleen Biebel, Joanne Nicholson, Valerie Williams and Beth R. Hinden. "The responsiveness of State Mental Health Authorities to parents with mental illness" Vol. 32 Iss. 1 (2004) ISSN: 0894-587X (Print)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/valerie_williams/4/