This addendum provides a brief review of challenges with adherence and offers recommendations for improvement during disaster situations such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this paper, we offer principles and recommendations for remediating the impacts of the rising rates of drugs adulterated or laced with fentanyl.
Despite a wealth of data showing that team-based care leads to equal or better outcomes in efficiency, effectiveness, safety, cost savings and quality, the broad adoption of team-based care in CBHCs remains the exception rather than the rule.
While there is a modest link between mental illness and violence, there is no basis for the public’s generalized fear of people with mental illness. Having a psychiatric diagnosis is neither necessary nor sufficient as a risk factor for committing an act of mass violence.
Advances in medications have produced life-changing benefits for those with mental and substance use disorders, but too many people are not taking these medications as prescribed and their emotional and physical health suffers.
This paper describes a model of providing psychiatric care in the CBHC clinic setting that will improve patient outcomes and improve the work experiences of all members of the team providing care.
This brief guidance expands on the recommendations of the recently released report, Roadmap to the Ideal Crisis System.
Today, more people are seeking mental health care than ever before, but there aren’t enough psychiatrists to meet the growing demand. Yet, few thought leaders acknowledge this “silent shortage.”
As crisis systems evolve, it is necessary to use performance metrics that can advance access to care and alleviate distress in a consistent, measurable way.
We must acknowledge and learn from the impressive performance of most behavioral healthcare provider organizations in adapting to meet the ongoing challenges of the pandemic.