behavioral health and community

The perspective of community in behavioral health services has changed over the last several decades. It has evolved from isolation to being community-operated services.

Read the following articles from the EBSCO host database:

  • Ahr, P. (2005, January). Community mental health principles: A 40-year        case 
            study. Behavioral Health Management25(1), 15–17.
  • Bazemore, P. (2005, July). When state hospitals were communities. 
           Behavioral Health Management25(4), 10–12.
  • Oss, M. (2004, May). All roads lead to community-based care.
           Behavioral Health Management24(2), 6.
  • Edwards, D. J. (2005). The Behavioral Health Industry. Behavioral Health |
           Management, 25
    (3), 49.

Review the articles to create a synopsis on the perspective of community in behavioral health services. In the synopsis, make sure to include the following pointers:

  • Compare and contrast the differences between the isolation principles of institutional care and the present-day community-based services.
  • Analyze whether community-based services provide better care and treatment for those diagnosed with persistent mental illness. Provide a rationale for your response.
  • Analyze whether there is a purpose behind providing institutional care to individuals diagnosed with persistent mental illness. Provide a rationale for your response. Submit your synopsis in a two- to three-page Microsoft Word document.  Cite any sources you use using the APA format on a separate page.
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