Hearts & Minds program Contact URL http://www.nami.org/template.cfm?section=Hearts_and_Minds Tobacco-Free Living in Psychiatric Settings Contact URL http://www.nasmhpd.org/general_files/publications/NASMHPD.toolkit.FINAL.pdf
“Community Integration: Supporting People in Getting What They Want” The University of Illinois at Chicago Center on Mental Health Services Research and Policy, part of the University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry Format Online course In this 6-module web based course, faculty of the Penn Collaborative on Community Integration of Individuals… 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 »»
Results of an innovative university-based recovery education program for adults with psychiatric disabilities.
This study examined the effectiveness of an educational approach to psychiatric rehabilitation called the Recovery Center. Using a quasi-experimental design we recruited 97 intervention and 81 comparison participants and examined the intervention’s impact on health, mental health, subjective, and role functioning outcomes. Results suggested that this intervention was effective in improving subjective outcomes, especially empowerment… Read More »»
Predictors of psychological distress in family caregivers of persons with psychiatric disabilities. Provencher HL, Perreault M, St-Onge M, Rousseau M. Faculty of Nursing, Laval University, Centre de Recherche Universite Laval-Robert Giffard, Quebec, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 2003 Oct;10(5):592-607. The purpose of the study was to determine the relationships of primary and secondary… Read More »»
An exploration of social support as a factor in the return-to-work process. Lysaght RM, Larmour-Trode S. Queen’s University, School of Rehabilitation Therapy, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. email@example.com Work. 2008;30(3):255-66. Despite evidence that inter-personal relationships are important in human resource management, little is understood about the nature of workplace social support in a disability context, or what… Read More »»
Use of smoking cessation therapies in individuals with psychiatric illness: an update for prescribers.
Individuals with mental illness are particularly disadvantaged by their use of tobacco, spending as much as 40% of their income on cigarettes. They also have increased mortality from cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. The most effective interventions to help psychiatric patients stop smoking are similar to those that are effective in the general population. These include… Read More »»
Evaluation of a combined supported computer education and employment training program for persons with psychiatric disabilities.
Meaningful work is described as one of the functional indicators of healing and growth beyond the disability and is seen as critical in recovering a personal sense of worth and value. We describe a supported education-supported employment program which focused on teaching computer, recovery and work skills. A program evaluation was implemented on four consecutive… Read More »»
A 12-week double-blind, placebo-controlled study of bupropion sr added to high-dose dual nicotine replacement therapy for smoking cessation or reduction in schizophrenia.
The objective of this study was to examine whether there is a benefit of adding bupropion SR to high-dose combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and weekly group cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for smoking reduction or cessation in schizophrenia. Fifty-one adult smokers with schizophrenia were randomly assigned to a 12-week trial of bupropion SR 300 mg/d… Read More »»