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

Anita Everett and Su Yeon Lee

in Public Mental Health

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780195390445
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199950416 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390445.003.0014
Community and Public Mental Health Services in the United States: History and Programs

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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.

Keywords: mental health services; public health; community behavioral health organizations; United States

Chapter.  11420 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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