What I learned with Full service partnership
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CALIFORNIA
DEPARTMENT
OF MENTAL
HEALTH
RESOURCES
HARBOR
UCLA DPT
OF
PSYCHIATRY
NATIONAL
ALLIANCE
FOR
MENTAL
ILLNESS
(NAMI)
A glimpse into the universe of the frequent association
between severe mental illness and homelessness was
given in the recent movie The soloist where we see how
 a human contact may be the first -fragile- step away
from the 24/7 nightmare
click below to check the movie (left) ot the sixty minute
interview (right)with the real protagonist of the story
Ayers and Lopez in 60 Minutes
The soloist the movie
According to the Substance Abuse and Mental
Health Services Administration,
20 to 25% of
the homeless population in the United
States suffers from some form of severe
mental illness
.
In comparison, only 6% of Americans are
severely mentally ill (National Institute of
Mental Health, 2009).
In a 2008 survey 25 cities were asked for the
three largest causes of homelessness in their
communities. Mental illness was the third
largest cause of homelessness for single
adults. For homeless families, mental illness
was mentioned by 12% of cities as one of the
top 3 causes of homelessness.
Click on the picture below for more information
national Coalition for the homeless
Another amazing description of a life Journey
with severe mental illness by
Elyn Saks
Click on her picture and you can access the
video of her grand round







The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through
Madness (Hyperion, 2007).
Elyn saks blog at USC
Serious mental illnesses disrupt
people’s ability to carry out essential
aspects of daily life, such as self
care and household management.
Mental illnesses may also prevent
people from forming and
maintaining stable relationships or
cause people to misinterpret others’
guidance and react irrationally. This
often results in pushing away
caregivers, family, and friends who
may be the force keeping that
person from becoming homeless. As
a result of these factors and the
stresses of living with a mental
disorder, people with mentally
illnesses are much more likely to
become homeless than the general
population.
A study of people with serious
mental illnesses seen by California’s
public mental health system found
that 15% were homeless at least
once in a one-year period (Folsom et
al., 2005).
Patients with schizophrenia or
bipolar disorder are particularly
vulnerable
.
Mental
Health
Services
Act  
(MHSA)
Recipient of the Mac
Arthur Foundation
2009
AMERICAN FORGOTTEN
REALITY SHOW

CHECK THE INTRO OF DOCUMENTARY
ABOUT HOMELESS IN LOS ANGELES
ON YOU TUBE
MINDS ON THE EDGE
:FACING MENTAL
ILLNESS  
CLICK HERE FOR  AN
INTERESTING
DEBATE/STORY FROM
EXPERTS AND FAMILY
ABOUT SOME  
CLASSICAL DILEMMA IN
CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY
TODAY
Recovery literature
(suggestion are welcomed!)

The vision of recovery today: what it is and
what it means for services
Marianna Farkas World psychiatry 2007

Keystones for Collaboration and Leadership:
Issues and Recommendations for the
Transformation of Community Psychiatry
The American Association of Community Psychiatrists

Change in Schizophrenia Across Time
Paradoxes,Patterns and Predictors
Courtenay M Harding
American Psychiatric Publishing 2003
For a first and detailled  introduction to this
MHSA program click on the presentation about
FSPto the right and be patient when it is
downloading Thank you
!
SLIDES OF THE GRAND ROUND SLIDES
CLICK HERE