|This exhaustive report from President Bush's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health emphasizes the need to transform our nation's mental health system. Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health Care in America, also provides recommendations for steps that can be taken at national, state and local levels to improve mental health services and supports for people of all ages with mental illnesses.
Will the report of this Commission result in the wholesale transformation called for by the Commissioners? Or, will it prove just to be another Washington report gathering dust on shelves?
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Goals & Model Programs Identified In The President’s New Freedom Commision On Mental Health Report
The report places special emphasis on 6 goals and several programs around the nation that are successfully promoting recovery and providing effective services to individuals with mental disorders and their families. Visit the programs below to find out more.
New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report
Read the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health's Final Report on their findings of the current mental health system.
Goal 1: Americans Understand Mental Health Essential to Overall Health
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report Goal 1: American's Understand that Mental Health is Essential to Overall Health
Goal 2: Mental Health Care Consumer/Family Driven part 2
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report Goal 2: Mental Health Care is Consumer and Family Driven Part 2
Goal 5: Excellent Mental Health Care Delivered and Research Accelerated
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report Goal 5: Excellent Mental Health Care is Delivered and Research is Accelerated.
Goal 6: Technology Used to Access Mental Health Care
President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report Goal 6: Technology is Used to Access Mental Health Care and Information.
Air Force Initiative to Prevent Suicide
In 1996, the Air Force Chief of Staff initiated a community-wide approach to prevent suicide through hard-hitting messages to all active duty personnel.
Provides coordinated system of care through a single public agency (Wraparound Milwaukee) that coordinates a crisis team, provider network, family advocacy, and access to 80 different services.
A nurse visits the homes of high-risk women when pregnancy begins and continues for the first year of the child's life.
All youngsters in a school, with parental consent, are given a computer-based questionnaire that screens them for mental illnesses and suicide risk.
IMPACT-Improving Mood: Providing Access to Collaborative Treatment for Late Life Depression uses a team approach to deliver depression care to elderly adults in primary care setting.
Network of Care
The user-friendly Web site enables consumers and families to find pertinent mental health information; identify available services, supports, and community resources; and keep personal records on secure servers
Presidents New Freedom Commission on Mental Health Final Report Conclusion