Mental Illness

Adaptation to a spouse’s disability by parents of adult children with mental illness or developmental disability

Ghosh S, Greenberg JS, Seltzer MM. Psychiatr Serv. 2012 Nov;63(11):1118-24. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201200014. SOURCE:  Heller School for Social Policy and Management and the Lurie Institute for Disability Policy, Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, MA 02453, USA. subharati@gmail.com OBJECTIVE:  This study examined the effects on well-being of a spouse’s disability among aging parents already serving as […]

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Conceptualizing community: a comparison of neighborhood characteristics of supportive housing for persons with psychiatric and developmental disabilities

Irene Wong YL, Stanhope V.  School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6214, USA. ylwong@sp2.upenn.edu.  Soc Sci Med. 2009 Apr;68(8):1376-87. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2009.01.046. Epub 2009 Feb 27. 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. […]

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Objective community integration of mental health consumers living in supported housing and of others in the community

Yanos PT, Stefancic A, Tsemberis S.  Department of Psychology, John Jay College of Criminal Justice–City University of New York, 524 W. 59th St, New York, NY 10019, USA. pyanos@jjay.cuny.edu.  Psychiatr Serv. 2012;63(5):438-44. doi: 10.1176/appi.ps.201100397. OBJECTIVE: Housing programs for people with severe mental illnesses aim to maximize community integration. However, little is known about how the […]

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Variations in disaster preparedness by mental health, perceived general health, and disability status

  Eisenman DP, Zhou Q, Ong M, Asch S, Glik D, Long A.   Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2009 Mar;3(1):33-41. doi: 10.1097/DMP.0b013e318193be89 SOURCE:  Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1736, USA. deisenman@mednet.ucla.edu OBJECTIVES:  Chronic medical and mental illness […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Inclusion

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. ylwong@sp2.upenn.edu  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 […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Neighborhoods

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.townley@gmail.com.  Community Ment Health J. 2010 Aug 5. [Epub ahead of print] The psychological sense of community is an important aspect […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness & Employment

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. dperkins@bsu.edu  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. […]

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Community Integration Research: Mental Illness

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. ylwong@sp2.upenn.edu  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 […]

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The power of theater to promote individual recovery and social change.

  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 […]

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Mental Illness and Smoking Resource Guides

“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 […]

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