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Additional Mental Health Resources
- Behavioral Health Services for People Who Are Homeless (2013) | SAMHSA publication of Treatment Improvement Protocol 55
- Practice-Based Interventions Addressing Concomitant Depression and Chronic Medical Conditions in the Primary Care Setting (2012) | Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, US Department of Health and Human Services (Prepared by RTI International–University of North Carolina Evidence-based Practice Center)
- Adult Chronic Mental Health Protocol (2010)
- Adult Urgent Mental Health Protocol (2010)
- Behavioral Health/Primary Care Integration and the Person-Centered Healthcare Home | The National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare recently released a report describing recommendations for reducing health disparities for individuals with mental health disorders. The report presents the case for a patient-centered medical home model that integrates behavioral health and primary care using a team-based approach. The Four Quadrant Clinical Integration Model is described in full detail and the report ends with policy and practice implications of implementing this model.
- CME Invitation: Incorporating cultural and linguistic competence into the diagnosis and treatment of depression (2008) | The National Center for Cultural Competence developed a unique approach to Continuing Medical Education (CME) that addresses racial and ethnic disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression. The model uses self-assessment as a learning tool for providers to: heighten awareness; influence attitudes toward practice; and motivate the development of knowledge and skills to incorporate cultural and linguistic competency into the diagnosis and treatment of depression. This CME is designed for a broad array of primary care providers that includes, but is not limited to, Family and Community Medicine, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Internal Medicine, and Gerontology. The CME is also appropriate for psychiatrists seeking to add to their base of knowledge on cultural and linguistic competence. Georgetown University will issue one (1) CME credit
- Creating New Options: Training for Corrections Administrators & Staff on Access to Federal Benefits for People with Mental Illnesses Leaving Jail or Prison | This manual from the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law describes the needs of individuals with mental illnesses who are incarcerated in jail and prison and explains how correctional staff can help them access the federal benefits that can enable them to make a successful transition to the community. It offers a general understanding of the federal benefit programs, what they provide and how someone leaving jail or prison can qualify for them.
- Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) Evidence-Based Practices (EBP) KIT | Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- Paving New Ground: Peers Working in In-Patient Settings | Gayle Bluebird, National Consumer Survivor Consultant, National Technical Assistance Center, National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
- Transitioning to Adulthood for Young Adults with Mental Health Issues (2005) | Network on Transitions to Adulthood Policy Brief | MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Transitions to Adulthood and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania