Human services professionals are dedicated to empowering those in society who need assistance in meeting their basic needs to guide them into being a fully functioning human beings. Mental illness can be directed towards emotional, mental, and physical disabilities the one struggles with every day. Modern recovery counselors are unable to meet their goals of effectively providing service because of they are underfunded, understaffed, and because they do not have proper medicine or access to the home for patients who suffer from mental illnesses to receive treatment. The populations that receive these services are children, teens, families, and individual who are homeless. These Human services professionals work with various cultures in an abundance of the diverse environment to provide prevention, knowledge, and resources for these individuals in the communities.
In order, for support groups in crisis human services professionals they genuinely need to be devoted in their patients as for some patients it will be a long process for recovery. Listening skills to understand patients need and have the ability to be empathetic with reason and not losing the sense of respect from the patient is a major key to becoming an effective helper. The ability to have empathy without losing the sense of empowerment is important in an understanding patient without losing the sense of awareness There are some concerns that not all individual that need service will receive it because there is an increasing split between mental health care needs of the population and available that are needed. The split is becoming ever wider as years pass by in many areas. They need more availability to a house in order, for patients to receive the proper treatment to function in society and perform everyday life tasks. The Group Home environment usually only hold a maximum of the patient and being that other patients that are struggling with mental illnesses as well are not able to get proper treatment in these facilities
Before Activist Dorothea Dix came long Mental illness was odd, to connected to the patient with being possessed. In the 1840s, activist Dorothea Dix campaigned for that the mentally ill would have better-living conditions because their past condition where unsanitary, and overall not the ideal living environment for those who suffer from mental illness. After witnessing the dangerous and unhealthy conditions in which many patients lived, Dorothea Dix successfully persuaded the U.S. government to fund the building of 32 state psychiatric hospitals (Woodside & Mcclam,2019). This institutional inpatient care model had several patients living in hospitals and was treated by the professional staff back in that time. The treatment of having these patients living in a hospital while being treated by staff was looked at as the most effective way to care for people suffering from mental illness. Institutionalization was opened by families and communities struggling to care for mentally ill relatives because of financial issues or not the proper treatment. Institutionalized care elevated patient access to service that pertained to mental health. The downside is that state hospitals were often underfunded and understaffed as they are still modern day resulting in the patient not receiving the proper care needed. The institutional care system judged poor living conditions and human rights violations because being understaffed makes it difficult to care for all patients and have proper resources.
Later during the mid-1950s, an advance for deinstitutionalization and outpatient treatment began in many countries. The development of a variety of antipsychotic drugs began making it way in order to treat these patients in an improved way. A largely universal shift to correct the asylum-based mental health care system and focus on community-oriented care has been mirrored by deinstitutionalization. This was established on the belief that psychiatric patients would have a better quality of life by being treated in their communities rather than in an isolated mental hospital because they were being deprived of social interaction which usually causes the mental illness to increase. The closure of state psychiatric hospitals in the United States was codified by the Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963, tracing how an important shift in national policy toward the mentally ill grew out of changing perceptions (Rochefort, 1984). The act was passed so that only individuals could be a possible threat to oneself or other could be sent to a psychiatric hospital to ensure no one would physically Be Harmed.
In the United States, many severely mentally ill people had been moved from psychiatric institutions to local mental health homes by the mid-1960s. The number of institutionalized mentally ill patients fell from its peak of 560,000 in the 1950s to 130,000 by 1980 (Tracy,2015). Community-based mental health care was developed to include several amounts of treatment facilities. The goal of deinstitutionalization is to improve treatment and quality of life for the mentally ill. The goal was not to only cure the patients but to ensure they live a high quality of life with the help provided. Many studies have reported positive result from the community based mental health care programs. The improvements in adaptive behaviors, being able to adequately build friendships and the patient overall gratification. Studies suggest that individuals living in family homes or in independent community living environments have a requirement in essential aspects of health care, required vaccinations, and regular medical checks. Another study information regarding that alienation, living in poverty, bad living conditions, and poor physical health common among mentally ill patients living in their communities. Some studies argue that community-based programs that have proper management and enough funding may deliver better patient outcomes than institutionalized care because of access to both facilities and treatments.
An expert involved in deinstitutionalization movement speak about that many patients have been moved from inpatient psychiatric hospitals to nursing or residential homes. These facilities are not always staffed or equipped for the people suffer from the mental need to be accommodated. Deinstitutionalization has changed of care to the families of mentally ill individuals. They often have a shortage of financial resources and medical knowledge to provide proper care for these patients. Deinstitutionalization with insufficient and underfunded community based mental health care programs leads to the criminal justice system to use power to provide a structured and supervised environment. The adversary of the trans institutionalization theory argues that it applies to a small fraction of mentally ill patients and that most patients would benefit from improved access to quality community-based treatment programs, rather than from an increase in the number of inpatient state psychiatric beds (Tracy, 2015). The adversary believes that the reduced availability of state hospital beds does the result of the high rates of confinement connected to the mentally ill.
Many health professionals, families, and advocates for the mentally ill have called for a combination of more high-quality community treatment programs. Intensive case management and increased availability of intermediate and long-term psychiatric inpatient care for patients in need of a more structured care environment. Many experts hope that by improving community-based programs and expanding inpatient care to fulfill the needs of severely mentally ill patients, the United States will achieve improved treatment result, increased access to mental health care, and better quality of life for the mentally ill. Serious mental illness defined in federal legislation as a mental disorder that substantially interferes with one’s life activities and ability to function (Wang,2015). Data concludes that six U.S. Adults lives with a mental illness estimated 43.4 million in 2015 (Karmel, 2017).
Concerns about the levels of treatment received by those with severe mental illnesses have been growing as a result of new changes in social welfare policy and mental health care delivery systems. The federal government passed Public Law 102-321 that was established by law to hold off on grants for states to be able to fund community mental health services exclusively for patients with a serious mental illness who are unable to pay for care (Wang, 2015). There are Concerns that patients with serious mental illness fail to receive adequate care. Some individual believes they are viewed lower in society by admitting they suffer from a severe mental issue. The society we live in is judgmental to those individuals who are not able-bodied which discourages them to receive treatment.
Experiments exist on patterns of treatment among people with the serious mental illness. From the use of data from the “National Comorbidity Survey” (NCS) and the “Epidemiologic Catchment Area Study” estimated that “half of those with serious mental illness receive some form of treatment each year. A growing body of literature suggests that mental health treatments if they are to be an effectively included guideline that is evidence-based. These guidelines were concerning types of treatment, the strength of the treatment, and the span of time it will take. Previous studies have shown that a substantial proportion of people in treatment for mental disorders do not receive the acceptable care needed. It is inaccurate that both are true for the of patients with serious mental illness to have adequate care while at the same not having a minimal amount of care.
Community Counseling of Bristol County created out of the Community Mental Health Movement that is a movement aimed at providing mental health care close to where people live, and decreasing reliance on large, isolated, crowded institutions that provided insufficient treatment. This movement has had a powerful champion in President Kennedy, who signed the Community Mental Health Act in 1963 and whose family had personal experience with disabling mental illness (Milne, 2018). Services that are located in the community close to where people live have the advantage of being able to provide ready access to care and sustain meaningful bonds with one another. Providing ready access and sustaining bond is important in creating a foundation for individual recovery to be able to live a healthy fuller life. CCBC, as we know it today, is the product of several merges and that have joined together over time to build a more effective and stronger organization.
The individual that receive these services at Community Counseling of Bristol County is the person that you serve, and they are usually outpatients. You will you work this individual to help them achieve a goal in establishing an IAP with person-centered goals, objectives, and interventions (Milne, 2018). You will also need to develop and deliver compassionate, responsive, culturally competent, and quality mental health and substance abuse services. By meeting these objectives, you can properly work on, prevention, education, treatment, rehabilitation and recovery of those in the community that needs it (Milne, 2018). These services are based on evidence approaches properly answer to the difficult needs of children, adolescents, adults, elders and families as part of a locally integrated health-care delivery system linked to regional and statewide delivery systems. creating a continuum of care that allows our clients to receive the level of care that best meets their needs and assist them in achieving their goals. We seek to accomplish this for everyone in our care by conveying respect and affirming the dignity of those we serve, delivering treatment based upon current evidenced-based practices, utilizing a strength-based person-centered approach, focusing on recovery, and maintaining a commitment to continuous quality improvement.
The Recovery Counselor provide services for a diverse group of outpatients who need guidance to improve their lives. Outpatient Substance Abuse. Elder Services. Driver Alcohol. Education HIV Services. The present study was taken to address the Important problem. Nationally representative general population survey to estimate the proportion of people with serious mental illness who receive care consistent with available evidence-based treatment recommendations. identify correlates of receiving any treatment and receiving minimally adequate treatment. Identifying such correlates is a critical first step in developing and targeting interventions to improve the appropriateness of care and health outcomes of those with serious mental illness.
There is a wide break that is continually growing between mental health care needs of the populations, and available resources. This split is becoming ever wider the US and is related to the fact that the medical subspecialty of psychiatry is one of the oldest workforces in medicine. Many psychiatrists coming closer to the age of retiring meaning new hire needed to be recruited. Expanding vacancies in psychiatry residency, training programs, the staffing pipeline for psychiatrists are diminishing. Relying exclusively on specialty mental health practitioners to solve the problem of improved access to mental health care is clearly ideal to other but it is the right approach. Training other health care professional in basic psychotherapy techniques and prescribing psychopharmacologic procedure for common psychiatric disorders will become an essential future strategy for expanding access to mental health care in the U.S. limited access to mental health care caused by scarce mental health resources and financial hardship, social stigma associated with seeking specialty mental health services prevent many individuals with depressed mood or other severe mental illnesses from seeking and acquire the appropriate care.