Building Bridges

Building Bridges

Mental Health Consumers and Primary Health Care Representatives in Dialogue

Printed Ephemera - 2006
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"In March 2005, hosted by Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), a group of mental health consumers met with primary care providers, researchers, and policymakers in dialogue. The meeting provided a forum in which to develop trust and to build mutual understanding and respect, a first step toward creating effective alliances that support recovery for consumers who come into contact with primary care systems. The participants shared the understanding that recovery from mental illnesses is now a possibility--even an expectation. Persons with mental health diagnoses now can expect to achieve satisfying, hopeful, purposeful, and contributing lives--despite any limitations their disorders may cause. The participants discussed their experiences, identified factors that promote and hinder recovery of persons in general and mental health care systems, described instances in which medical conditions were not adequately diagnosed and treated in mental health care settings, as well as instances in which mental health problems were not adequately diagnosed and treated in general health care settings. Participants synthesized their discussions and developed recommendations to address attitudinal and bureaucratic barriers and to create opportunities for promoting recovery."
Publisher: [Rockville, MD] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, [2006]
Branch Call Number: HE 20.427:H 35/2
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 44 p.) : ill

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