The article discusses community-based interventions that promote mental health and social equity. The authors offer information on strategies for incorporating effective interventions in early intervention, school-based initiatives, homeless and criminal justice services.
First Episode Psychosis
Civil commitment, or the practice of involuntary psychiatric hospitalization, presents an ethical conflict between the mental health system and patients. This brief was informed by four interviews with individuals who have experience, either as a young adult or a parent, going through the civil commitment process. While the topic of civil commitment is contentious, the purpose of this brief is to help stakeholders, providers, and policymakers better understand the impact of the civil commitment process on children, young adults, and families.
The Pathways website includes several publications of interest for engaging youth and young adults in mental health services and systems change. From one-pagers to toolkits, there is a variety of resources here.
The Center serves the priorities of SAMHSA Region 9 and provides training, technical assistance, and resources at a national level on their specialty area: youth and young adults of transition age. This page includes information and links to resources. Providers and agencies in the Pacific Southwest region (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and Pacific Islands) can contact PS MHTTC for trainings and technical assistance.
The goal of this guide is to provide a range of different stakeholders with information and best practices for peer support and leadership in early intervention for psychosis (EIP) services. Audiences that may find this manual to be useful include state-level administrators, clinical directors, peer and family advocates, young people, and early intervention planning committee members, as well as researchers and others with an interest in youth and peer involvement. This document includes many concrete examples of exemplary or innovative services, projects and individuals (see “spotlights”), and a comprehensive appendix of resources is offered at the end of the guide. Unlike many other U.S. peer support manuals, the aim of this guide is to provide coverage of a broad range of domains in which peers might assume leadership or advisory roles. These include program development and planning, direct service delivery (including peer support), public outreach and engagement, clinician education, and quality improvement and evaluation.