Serious mental health dsorders intersect with other social problems: Issues and intervention models to build inclusive communities

Mary A. Jansen, Susan Lynn McCammon, Erika Carr


Those at greatest risk of marginalization, stigmatization, and isolation are those with physical and mental health impairments, people who are homeless, immigrants and refugees, and those in the criminal justice system. Women are also at great risk because they often hold positions of lower status and in many cultures are excluded from participation in education, employment, and decision making roles. Women with physical or mental health problems often become homeless, are frequently abused and suffer from extreme trauma, and become caught up in criminal activity. In contrast to a traditional mental health treatment approach that is symptom-focused, a recovery-oriented approach promotes community inclusion and full social participation. Resources are offered toward training and implementation of recovery and rehabilitation interventions.


serious mental illness; recovery; mental health.

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Rivista di Psicologia Clinica. Teoria e metodi dell'intervento

Rivista Telematica a Carattere Scientifico Registrazione presso il Tribunale civile di Roma (n.149/2006 del 17/03/2006)

ISSN 1828-9363