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The responsiveness of State Mental Health Authorities to parents with mental illness.

Authors
  • Biebel, Kathleen
  • Nicholson, Joanne
  • Williams, Valerie
  • Hinden, Beth R
Type
Published Article
Journal
Administration and policy in mental health
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2004
Volume
32
Issue
1
Pages
31–48
Identifiers
PMID: 15527040
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The majority of adults with serious mental illness living in the community are parents, many of whom may be receiving services from State Mental Health Authorities (SMHA). Innovative intervention approaches are available to improve outcomes for these parents and their children. Analyses of SMHA and state-level data, as well as qualitative interviews of administrators, service providers, and consumers, underscore the importance of organizational structure and philosophy, an advocacy presence, and available funding to SMHA efforts on behalf of parents and their families.

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