A new analysis by Oregon State University researchers of California’s mental health system finds that comprehensive, community-based mental health programs are helping people with serious mental illness transition to independent living.
Published in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health, this study has important implications for the way that states finance and deliver mental health programs, and speaks to the effectiveness of well-funded, comprehensive community programs.
In November of 2004, California voters passed the Mental Health Services Act, which allocated more than $3 billion for comprehensive community mental health programs, known as Full Service Partnerships (FSP). While community-based, these programs are different from usual mental health services programs in most states because they provides a more intensive level of care and a broader range of mental health services and supports, such as medication management, crisis intervention, case management and peer support.
It also provides services such as food, housing, respite care and treatment for co-occurring disorders, such as substance abuse.
“We found that these programs promoted independent living in the community among people who had serious mental illness but had not been served or underserved previously,” said Jangho Yoon, an assistant professor of health policy and health economist in OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences and lead author of the study. “Overall, it reduced their chance of living on the street or being incarcerated in jails and prisons.”
The researchers looked at data from 43 of California’s 53 counties, resulting in a sample of 9,208 adults over the course of four years. They found that participants who stayed enrolled in the program continuously, without interruption, were 13.5 percent more likely to successfully transition to independent living.
However, they found that non-white patients were less likely to live independently, and more likely to end up in jail or homeless.
“Although FSPs represent the most well-funded comprehensive community-based programs in the country, they are still community programs and therefore program participation is voluntary,” Yoon said. “My guess is that minorities may not benefit fully from these programs in their communities possibly due to greater stigma, and less family/social supports. But it needs further investigation.”
Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorders were also less likely to benefit from the community programs, because of the nature and severity of their mental health issues.
The Latest Bing News on:
Community-based mental health programs
- Rural Mental Health Project a community-based approachon May 6, 2021 at 3:55 am
LETHBRIDGE [email protected] 2020, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) initiated the Rural Mental Health Project as a way for ...
- Western Youth Services is Offering Over 40 No Cost Events Throughout May in Honor of Mental Health Awareness Monthon May 5, 2021 at 5:49 am
Mental Health Awareness is more important now than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the mental health of children, families, and communities globally and right here in ...
- To Bridge the Mental Health Resources Divide, CVS Launches Mental Health Counseling in Storeson May 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm
To solve such ails, CVS Health aims to make the process easier through in-store mental health counseling. Launching in select Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas locations, this service ...
- Support Mental Health Services, Honor Cedars-Sinai Marina Del Reyon May 4, 2021 at 4:36 pm
Join a silent auction to help support important mental health services with Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey, Airport Marina Counseling Service.
- Mental health, substance use visits to ER reflect ‘a pandemic within a pandemic’ in N.J.; greatest toll on the youngon May 3, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Though behavioral health cases remain a small number of the overall emergency visits, the increase is causing concern.
- Mississippi Asserts It Is Meeting Mental Health Mandateson May 3, 2021 at 10:53 am
Mississippi says it is fulfilling requirements to provide community-based mental health services. JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Mental Health says it is fulfilling requirements ...
- Mississippi asserts it is meeting mental health mandates | Raleigh News & Observeron May 3, 2021 at 10:11 am
The Mississippi Department of Mental Health says it is fulfilling requirements to provide community-based services, and it is asking a federal judge not to order the state to make changes in its ...
- ‘Not Just A Phase,’ a Free-To-The-Public Video from Discovery Behavioral Health, Offers Parents Advice on Their Adolescents’ Mental Healthon May 3, 2021 at 4:34 am
Entitled “Not Just A Phase,” the video outlines adolescent behavior that might signal a developing or continuing mental health problem. Click here to access the video: “Typical adolescent behaviors ...
- 'Mental Health For All' Coming To NYCon April 29, 2021 at 12:38 pm
Universal mental health services will be offered to New York City dwellers, including at vaccination sites, Mayor Bill de Blasio said.
- Scottish Cycling Develops 'Trail Therapy' Mental Health Programon April 29, 2021 at 10:05 am
Scotland is leading the charge for national initiatives to incorporate mountain biking in mental health treatment plans.
The Latest Google Headlines on:
Community-based mental health programs
The Latest Bing News on:
- Predictmedix announces technology deployment at Long Term Care residence in Edmonton, in partnership with Optima Livingon May 6, 2021 at 5:10 am
Predictmedix Inc. (CSE:PMED) (OTCQB:PMEDF) ("Predictmedix" or the "Company") is pleased to announce deployment of Safe Entry Stations at the Aster Garden Optima Living Community in partnership with ...
- Sarasota's Newest Community for Active Senior Living is Open for Pre-Leasingon May 6, 2021 at 3:49 am
Discovery Village At Sarasota Bay has opened an exclusive, onsite Preview Gallery and begun pre-leasing opportunities for its state-of-the-art Active Independent Senior Living community. Early lessees ...
- Five Star Senior Living Inc. Announces First Quarter 2021 Resultson May 5, 2021 at 5:30 pm
First Quarter Highlights: Strategic Plan On April 9, 2021, FVE announced a new strategic plan, or the Strategic Plan, to reposition its senior living management business to focus on larger independent ...
- Think Research partners with British Columbia Seniors Living Association to Revitalize Leading Standards Programon May 5, 2021 at 12:00 pm
Think Research Corporation (TSXV: THNK) or (the "Company" or "Think"), a company focused on transforming healthcare through integrated digital health software solutions, is pleased to announce today ...
- Sunshine Retirement Living Announces 100% of its Senior Communities Have Completed the Vaccination Processon May 5, 2021 at 6:45 am
PRNewswire/ -- (Sunshine), which owns and operates 42 senior living communities across the country, today announced that 100% of its assisted living, ...
- Three-story independent living complex planned for Beavercreek senior communityon May 4, 2021 at 8:35 am
One of the region's largest senior communities is primed for an expansion that would add more than 100 independent living units to its existing campus in Beavercreek.
- INDEPENDENT LIVING: The path to equity and justice is diverseon May 3, 2021 at 10:12 am
Surely the biggest news of the past month is the conviction on all charges of former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the asphyxiation death of George Floyd, an African ...
- Independent living and pandemic pollingon May 2, 2021 at 3:33 pm
And with less than a week to go, James, Gemma and Tim discuss the local elections. They speak to a former Chief Executive of Doncaster City Council, now based in New Zealand, about the challenges of ...
- Superheroes at Lexington Square Senior Living Communities...on April 30, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Superheroes at Lexington Square Senior Living Communities “By definition, a superhero is a person who does heroic deeds for the greater good; someone who has abilities surpassin ...
- Immanuel's The Landing Named Best Senior Living Community in Lincolnon April 29, 2021 at 1:09 pm
Congratulations are in order for Immanuel's The Landing, recently named the 2021 Lincoln's Choice Award winner for best senior living community. This retirement ...