Conceptualizing community: the experience of mental health consumers. Wong YL, Sands RG, Solomon PL. University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, 3701 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA. email@example.com Qual Health Res. 2010 May;20(5):654-67. Epub 2010 Feb 12. In this article we describe a focus group study of the perspectives of diverse groups… Read More »»
Examining the Psychological Sense of Community for Individuals with Serious Mental Illness Residing in Supported Housing Environments. Townley G, Kloos B. University of South Carolina, 1512 Pendleton Street, Barnwell College, Columbia, SC, 29208, USA, Gregory.firstname.lastname@example.org. Community Ment Health J. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] The psychological sense of community is an important aspect… Read More »»
Gainful employment reduces stigma toward people recovering from schizophrenia. Perkins DV, Raines JA, Tschopp MK, Warner TC. Department of Psychological Science, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306, USA. email@example.com Community Ment Health J. 2009 Jun;45(3):158-62. Epub 2008 Jul 24. Stigma impedes the social integration of persons recovering from psychiatric disability, especially those with criminal histories.… Read More »»
Social integration of people with serious mental illness: network transactions and satisfaction. Wong YL, Matejkowski J, Lee S. School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org J Behav Health Serv Res. 2011 Jan;38(1):51-67. Epub 2010 Jan 6. Social integration involves a process through which an individual establishes and maintains… Read More »»
Although theatrical activities are used in a variety of therapeutic settings, little attention has been paid to the ways that theater can enhance the recovery process and community integration for people living with psychiatric disabilities. Community-based theater involving people with psychiatric disabilities offers unique opportunities for personal growth, social connection, and advocacy efforts. This… Read More »»
“Bringing Everyone Along: a Resource Guide for Health Professionals Providing Tobacco Cessation Services for People with Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders” by Wendy Bjornson, MPH, Elizabeth White, MPA, Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network, Oregon Health & Science University, Smoking Cessation Center, January 2008 The Tobacco Cessation Leadership Network, with funding from the American Legacy Foundation… Read More »»
CHOICES (Consumers Helping Others Improve their Condition by Ending Smoking) University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Format Program CHOICES, a consumer-driven program for smokers with mental illness in New Jersey, strives to increase awareness of the importance of addressing tobacco use and creating a strong… Read More »»
Monadnock Family Services Format Health promotion program In SHAPE, a health promotion program for people with mental illness, strives to improve physical health and quality of life, reduce the risk of preventable diseases, and lengthen the life expectancy of individuals with severe mental illnesses. In SHAPE participants work with trained health mentors to… Read More »»
Supported education for adults with psychiatric disabilities: effectiveness of an occupational therapy program.
OBJECTIVE: This study assessed the effectiveness of a supported education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities. METHOD: Thirty-eight adults with psychiatric disabilities were randomly assigned to an experimental group (n = 21) that received supported education services or to a control group (n = 17) that received treatment as usual. RESULTS: We found a statistically… Read More »»
Conceptualizing community: a comparison of neighborhood characteristics of supportive housing for persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities.
Housing and services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD) have been shaped by the normalization approach, a commitment to full integration within the general community. In contrast, housing and services for persons with psychiatric disabilities (PD) have had various and sometimes conflicting goals, including provision of custodial care, promotion of therapeutic community, and community integration.… Read More »»