3060.0 Mental health service use

Monday, October 31, 2011: 8:30 AM
This session describes factors associated with mental health service use and public perceptions of mental health service use needs. It describes barriers to treatment seeking, and associations with unstable housing. It also describes how the publicís perception of mental health needs has been changing over time.
Session Objectives: Identify the barriers on the way to substance abuse treatment seeking for individuals with substance disorders in the community. Discuss the impact of co-occurring behavioral health disorders on the utilization of acute care for mental health and/or substance abuse needs. Describe the impact of unstable housing on hospital readmissions of mentally ill patients. Describe changes in how the U.S. public responds to a subclinical case presenting mental health problems. Then assess the potential manifest and latent consequences of current program policy efforts on the public mental health system.

9:10 AM
Relationship between housing stability and hospital readmissions among patients with mental illness
Kathleen Gali, BA, Romina Kim, BS, Norval Hickman, PhD, MPH and Judith J. Prochaska, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Mental Health
Endorsed by: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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