Princeton University Library Catalog

Healing the broken mind : transforming America's failed mental health system / Timothy A. Kelly.

Author:
Kelly, Timothy A. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
New York : New York University Press, c2009.
Description:
xi, 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Summary note:
"We have come a long way over the past few decades in our understanding of mental illness and its potential treatments. Yet, tragically, many across the country who struggle with serious mental illness are unable to find effective, quality medical treatment. As a federal commission on mental health concluded, the system of care is in shambles. But why? And how do we fix it?" "Timothy A. Kelly, former Commissioner of Virginia's Department of Mental Health, Retardation, and Substance Abuse, brings his three decades of experience as mental health commissioner, psychology professor, and clinician to bear in confronting this crisis in America's mental health care system. In clear and accessible terms, he exposes the weaknesses in the current system, examining how and why one of the world's richest and most advanced countries has allowed its most vulnerable citizens to be victimized by the very system designed to help them."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
1. Men in Diapers: A System in Shambles -- 2. That Which Is Measured Improves -- 3. Monopolies Don't Work -- 4. Fair Is Fair: Parity for Mental Health Coverage -- 5. Let the People Speak -- 6. Transforming America's Mental Health System -- Postscript - Information on Mental Illness.
Subject(s):
Mental health servicesUnited States [Browse]
Other title(s):
Transforming America's failed mental health system
ISBN:
  • 9780814748121 (cl : alk. paper)
  • 0814748120 (cl : alk. paper)
  • 9780814748275
  • 0814748279
LCCN:
2009005933
OCLC:
304078459
RCP:
C - S