Decriminalizing Mental Illness

Author: James Klopovic


ISBN: 0998237221

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 228

View: 352

Crisis Intervention Teams divert people living with mental illness from jail with appropriate alternatives. Decriminalizing Mental Illness offers effective strategies for building a permanent Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) program based on a confirmed, easy-to-follow process of capacity building.
People With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

Author: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry

Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub

ISBN: 9780873182201

Category: Medical

Page: 235

View: 609

Written by a committee of the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, People With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: Answering a Cry for Help represents the collective wisdom of leaders in community psychiatry and is the third in a series of successful publications that have used Dear Abby letters as source material. The letters, submitted by readers with experience with mental illness and the criminal justice system, constitute a rich, real-world repository for the case stories presented in this fascinating volume. Using the experiences shared in the letters, the authors employ the Sequential Intercept Model to present a series of chapters offering detailed recommendations for psychiatrists, group practices, and criminal justice entities on partnering with individuals who are at risk and their families, with the goal of improving outcomes. The book's many features and functions make it relevant to a diverse audience: The Dear Abby letters on which the book's stories are based are heartfelt and human, providing a depth of emotion and understanding that cannot be found elsewhere, and the down-to-earth writing style and real-world material are designed to be useful and compelling to both practitioner and layperson. The case-based recommendations for effective interventions are very specific and practical to promote and enhance clinical skill development. A robust set of appendices presents information for professionals on a variety of critically important topics, including principles for criminal justice and community psychiatry; sequential intercept mapping; stages of engagement with the criminal justice system; HIPAA regulations; screening and mental status/criminal justice history; essential systems of care; and the risk-need-responsivity model. An extensive section of criminal justice/mental health online resources addresses areas such as law enforcement, courts, corrections, evidence-based practices, veterans, organizations, and miscellaneous topics, providing avenues of information and assistance for individuals, families, and clinicians. This simple, evidence-based guide challenges psychiatrists to initiate changes in their clinical work; in the operation of their agencies, programs, and teams; and in their partnerships with local criminal justice and behavioral health providers to positively impact people with behavioral health conditions in the criminal justice system. Implementing the approaches described so eloquently in People With Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System: Answering a Cry for Help can potentially reduce the overrepresentation of people with mental illnesses in justice settings, provide alternatives to incarceration, and divert individuals who do not pose a public safety risk from jail.
Ebook: Interprofessional Perspectives Of Mental Health Crisis: For Nursing, Health, and the Helping Professions


Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335250509

Category: Medical

Page: 170

View: 258

Based on the authors CPD course, the title will aide those assisting a person experiencing a mental health related crisis from a cross-discipline perspective of the different statutory service providers, and how these services can work together more collaboratively
Responding to Individuals with Mental Illnesses

Author: Michael T. Compton

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763741108

Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 329

"This textbook is designed as a comprehensive guide for recognizing mental illnesses and responding to people affected by these disorders, especially during times of crises. It describes the signs and symptoms of a variety of psychiatric illnesses, substance use disorders, and developmental disabilities that may be most frequently encountered by first responders, public safety officials, and professionals in the criminal justice system. Many of the chapters deal with specific categories of mental illnesses and provide basic skills to enhance interactions with people who have these disorders and who may be facing stressful situations. This practical guide aims to enhance the knowledge and skills for non-mental health professionals who interact with individuals with such illnesses."--From source other than the Library of Congress
Textbook of Community Psychiatry

Author: Wesley E. Sowers

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031102394

Category: Psychology

Page: 886

View: 818

The second edition of the AACP's (American Association for Community Psychiatry) Textbook of Community Psychiatry is a welcome update of this notable work that comprehensively presents the state of the art in this field. Along with continuously evolving scientific advances and principles of clinical care, community psychiatry must respond to shifts in public policy as well as economic climate. The past decade has witnessed significant political and social changes, including climate change, immigration levels, technological advancement, the influence of social media and the rise of political unrest. This new edition reflects these wider changes, incorporating new chapters and enhancing previous ones. It remains the standard text for certification of those working in healthcare and social welfare systems design and delivery of services. Readers will gain knowledge of: Basic pillars of the field Evidence based interventions Telepsychiatry and technological aids Trauma informed services Integrated health systems Social determinants of health Structural discrimination
Policing Mental Health

Author: Laura Huey

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030943134

Category: Clinical psychology

Page: 70

View: 234

This brief addresses the question of the various ways in which mental health-related issues have become police responsibility. It provides a detailed understanding of the myriad of ways in which police are often called upon to be the primary responder to mental health-related issues, well beyond the standard media images of individuals in extreme crisis. Drawing upon the results of two separate ethnographies of police practices in Canada, this volume examines how public policing has become entangled in cases of persons with mental illness (PMI). It examines two aspects of the police role and mandate that brings police officers into contact with individuals dealing with mental health disorders: public safety, and crime prevention and response. It explores police perceptions towards the roles they play in the lives of PMI, and police demands in these types of calls for service that have transformed aspects of public policing. Appropriate for policing researchers, law enforcement and public policymakers, this book presents the argument that tackling this matter requires knowledge of police involvement in situations with PMI, as well as a set of evidence-based policy options that will not generate additional resource or other strains.
The Palgrave Handbook of American Mental Health Policy

Author: Howard H. Goldman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030119089

Category: Political Science

Page: 687

View: 872

This handbook is the definitive resource for understanding current mental health policy controversies, options, and implementation strategies. It offers a thorough review of major issues in mental health policy to inform the policy-making process, presenting the pros and cons of controversial, significant issues through close analyses of data. Some of the topics covered are the effectiveness of various biomedical and psychosocial interventions, the role of mental illness in violence, and the effectiveness of coercive strategies. The handbook presents cases for conditions in which specialized mental health services are needed and those in which it might be better to deliver mental health treatment in mainstream health and social services settings. It also examines the balance between federal, state, and local authority, and the financing models for delivery of efficient and effective mental health services. It is aimed for an audience of policy-makers, researchers, and informed citizens that can contribute to future policy deliberations.
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing

Author: Sheila L. Videbeck

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781975184780

Category: Medical

Page: 1129

View: 854

Presenting a practical, student-friendly approach to essential skills and concepts, Psychiatric–Mental Health Nursing, 9th Edition, helps students confidently build a foundation for successful practice. Short chapters and a succinct, straightforward writing style make challenging concepts accessible, and entertaining cartoons and built-in study guide tools engage students while reinforcing their understanding. This thoroughly updated edition reflects the latest evidence-based information and an enhanced focus on clinical judgment to help students master specific nursing interventions, hone their therapeutic communication skills, and effectively apply concepts in any care setting.
Achieving Mental Health Equity, An Issue of Psychiatric Clinics of North America EBook

Author: Altha J. Stewart

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323758130

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 925

This issue of Psychiatric Clinics, guest edited by Drs. Altha J. Stewart and Ruth Shim is entitled Achieving Mental Health Equity. This issue is one of four each year selected by our series consulting editor, Dr. Harsh Trivedi of Sheppard Pratt Health System. Topics in this issue include: The Business Case for Mental Health Equity; Shifting the Policy Paradigm to Achieve Equity; Clinical Considerations in an Equitable Mental Health Care System; Training Psychiatrists to Achieve Mental Health Equity; The Role of Organized Psychiatry; A Consumer and Family Perspective on mental health equity; as well as mental health equity for: Criminal Justice, Child and Adolescents, Addictions, Collaborative Care, and Community Psychiatry.
The Sequential Intercept Model and Criminal Justice

Author: Patricia A. Griffin

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199826759

Category: Psychology

Page: 321

View: 399

"Authored by academic, policy, and practice experts in this area, Criminal Justice and Mental Illness offers an overview of the changes in correctional policy and practice during the last decade that reflect an increased focus on community-based alternatives for offenders."--