ERIC Number: ED159562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Rethinking Mental Health Policy.
Bartee, Edwin M.; Kelly, Jacquelyn M.
Critical reasons for frustration and circularity in the formulation and implementation of mental health policy are analyzed. The primary reason proposed is the lack of equal, systematic and structurally-reinforced participation of mental health services consumers and their communities in the planning and implementing of policy and programs. This is why mental health policy and services are often ineffective, inefficient and irrelevant to those who need them. A proposal for a two-year strategy for service acquirer participation is made to avoid some of the typical difficulties encountered in facilitating consumer involvement. (BN)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Vanderbilt Univ., Nashville, TN. Owen Graduate School of Management, Center for Research on Human Service Systems.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association (55th, San Francisco, California, March 27-31, 1978)