Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States: History and Programs

Anita Everett, Su Yeon Lee

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Abstract

Community behavioral health organizations (CBHOs) are the foundation of mental health service delivery in the United States for the more than 45 million adults aged eighteen or older with a mental disorder. This chapter discusses the vital role CBHOs play in providing both therapeutic and rehabilitative services to some of the nation's most vulnerable citizens. It outlines the origins of CBHOs within the publicly funded health care system in the United States, provides examples of available programs and services, and delineates the range of challenges faced by contemporary CBHOs as they strive to meet the needs of people with serious mental illnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012

Keywords

  • Community behavioral health organizations
  • Mental health services
  • Public health
  • United States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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