This guide helps local systems use data to implement Crisis Intervention Team programs that can improve the safety and effectiveness of law enforcement response to people experiencing behavioral health crises. It provides information about building necessary partnerships, documenting program activities, identifying key metrics, establishing data collection processes, analyzing and reporting data, using data to improve programs, and expanding capacity to collect and use data. The guide is a companion to Practice Guidelines: Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crises.
This report shines the spotlight on the critical issues and services for Americans with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and serious emotional disturbances (SED), and the importance of concerted efforts by the federal government to address their needs. The report presents the current status of federal activities and a summary of advances in the care and treatment of people with SMI and SED. The report describes key advances in research and strategies to improve services to these individuals based on presentations given by the Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) members at the first ISMICC meeting.
This Executive Summary to the 2017 report to Congress shines the spotlight on the critical issues and services for Americans with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and serious emotional disturbances (SED). The 2017 report to congress represents the starting point in a five-year process of improving the lives of people with SMI and SED. This 8-page summary delineates the five focus areas, each with 8-10 recommendations. These recommendations are from the non-federal members and represent common areas in which federal partners and stakeholders can work together to implement over the next five years.
This report offers best practices for implementing the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008. It covers processes for implementing parity and collaborating with other organizations. The report also discusses tools for understanding and monitoring compliance.
This fact sheet recognizes wellness as an important part of recovery and notes its value in reducing morbidity and mortality among people living with mental illness. It explains the eight dimensions of wellness and how these dimensions impact overall health.
This handbook reviews Medicaid and its role in financing services and treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It discusses services included in state Medicaid plans and other factors related to Medicaid, such as reimbursement.
This report outlines a national strategy to guide actions for suicide prevention. It highlights objectives and goals across four strategic directions: wellness and empowerment, prevention services, treatment and support services, and surveillance.
This fact sheet offers strategies for suicide prevention. It provides facts about suicide, including its prevalence and at-risk populations. This resource also lists warning signs of suicidal behavior, and describes how to help someone who is at risk for suicide.
This report gives an overview of shared decision-making (SDM), an intervention that enables people to actively manage their own health. It examines research on the effects of SDM in general and mental health care, and includes recommendations for advancing SDM in practice.
This white paper report identifies and proposes strategies to address Medicaid and other reimbursement policies that may pose barriers to mental health services in primary care settings. It presents findings, discussion by an expert panel, and recommended action steps.
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