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Pathways to Care: Need, Attitudes, Barriers

Ramin Mojtabai, William W. Eaton and Pallab K. Maulik

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/9780195390445.003.0015
Pathways to Care: Need, Attitudes, Barriers

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This chapter examines pathways to the service system and the effects of stigma on both access to and utilization of mental health services. It first presents an overview of the process of seeking mental health treatment in community-based settings and briefly discusses stigma and financial barriers to mental health care. It then explores some of the most significant public health campaigns targeting the stigma associated with mental illness and treatment seeking. Finally, it examines a range of policy initiatives that have sought to eliminate or reduce financial barriers that stand between treatment need and treatment receipt.

Keywords: mental health services; public health services; community-based health services; public health campaigns; mental illness

Chapter.  13710 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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