Psychiatric Disabilities/Mental Illness

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Mississippi Department of Mental Health Website

Department of Mental Health provides a network of opportunities to persons who experience problems with mental illness, alcohol and/or drug abuse/dependence, or who have mental retardation or developmental disabilities. Services are provided through an array of facilities and agencies operated and/or funded by the Department of Mental Health.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49949

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Maine Department of Human Services, Bureau of Elder and Adult Services Website

The Bureau works to reduce reliance on institutional long-term care and to offer more safe, affordable choices for consumers and families in Maine. The site provides information on new kinds of home and community-based services, changes in how state and Medicaid-funded long-term care programs are administered, major changes to program policies, and how the system is chaning to serve more people.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49938

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Maine Department of Behavioral and Developmental Services

The Department's mission is to join with individuals, families, and communities to encourage and assist people with developmental disabilities, mental health disorders, and substance abuse disorders to achieve good health and meaningful living. The site provides information on services offered and a link to the Crisis Hotline.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49936

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Community Living Brief: Workforce Planning: How to Recruit and Retain Mental Health Workers

This Community Living Brief describes the direct and indirect costs of the mental health worker shoratge crisis as they pertain to employers, staff members and consumers. Developing and maintaining an effective workforce requires the same sort of highly planned and systematic approach as any other organizational function. The Brief outlines the five basic steps involved in workforce planning are.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49929

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Kentucky Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Home page

The mission is to: prevent disability, build resilience in individuals and their communities, and facilitate recovery for people whose lives have been affected by mental illness, mental retardation or other developmental disability, substance abuse or an acquired brain injury.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49923

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Idaho Developmental Disabilities Mental Health Service Delivery Project Website

This document descibes a project in Idaho that designs and implements a system for delivering quality services that will: Improve the quality of services for people with developmental disabilities and mental illness; Provide the right services, at the right time, in the right setting, in the most cost-effective manner to enhance greater health, promote recovery, self determination, and independence for consumers; Manage the growth of Medicaid spending.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49906

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