Crisis and Emergency Services
Core Elements in Responding to Mental Health Crisis
Practice guidlines developed by SAMHSA outlining recovery-oriented approaches to dealing with mental health crises.
A Community-Based Comprehensive Psychiatric Crisis Response Service
A useful report from the Technical Assistance Collaborative, 2005 (134pages)
Report and Recommendations Regarding Psychiatric Emergency and Crisis Services
This report by the American Psychiatric Association Task Force on Psychiatric Emergency Services reviews and provides details on model programs Published in 2002.(101 pages)
Telepsychiatry / Telemental Health
Evidence-Based practice for Telemental Health
From the American Telemedicine Association (ATA)- published July 2009. Very useful and informatiive
Practice Guidelines for Videoconferencing-Based Telemental Health
Also from theATA- specific guidelines; published Oct 2009 after a long vetting and feedback proces.
Access to Mental Health Services
The Shortage of Public Hospital Beds for Mentally Ill Persons
A Report of the Treatment Advocacy Center, that includes state specific information, and lists Iowa as one of the states with a "critical bed shortage".
Financing of Mental Health Services
Health Care Expenditures for Adults Ages 18-64 with a Mental Health or Substance Abuse Related Expense: 2007 versus 1997
From the US DHHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ),this is a statistical brief comparing a variety of aspects of expenditures between 1997 and 2007. (March 2011)
Reimbursement of Mental Health Services in Primary Care Settings
Commissioned by SAMSHA, released Feb 2008; Good information, accessible presentation (45 pages)
Administration of Mental Health Services by Medicaid Agencies
Medicaid is now the largest payer source for public mental health services. This SAMHSA report, released Dec, 2007 provides a good overview of how various state Medicaid agencies use this funding stream.
Public and Community Psychiatry
Keystones for Collaboration and Leadership: Issues and Recommendations for the Transformation of Community Psychiatry
This was put together by the American Association of Community Psychiatry and is a MUST READ for any young psychiatrist, or anyone who feels that the role of psychatry today needs to be redefined.
Data from the NIMH on prevalence, cost, and disability from serious mental illness. Good basic and background information.
Measurement of Health Status for People with Serious Mental Illnesses
From the Medical Directors Council of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD), released in the fall of 2008. Useful information here.
The Principles of Medica Ethics (With Annotations especially applicable to Psychiatry)
The is the 2010 edition of this longstanding document from the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association