Inside Public Psychiatry is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand both the historical context of public psychiatry and what the future might hold.
Most people with serious mental illness are seen in the public sector of psychiatry, and the significance of psychiatric treatment in the public sector is best understood one person at a time. This book tells the story of public psychiatry with examples from the author’s experience running Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), one of the country’s premier public mental health centers.
- Written with examples from direct experience to illuminate the practice of psychiatry in the public setting.
- Inside Public Psychiatry suggests a plan for the future of public sector psychiatry and serves as a model to centers throughout North America and abroad.