Evolving Governmental Mental Health Packages

mental healthAccording to reports from the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer’s Association (PMHCA), recovery-oriented systems of care have become the single most important solution for mental illness. The work, purposes and goals of the “recovery movement” advance the concept of recovery-oriented system changes.

Whereas previous treatment programs sometimes resisted the notion of permanent healing, the recovery movement focuses on the belief that people are capable of fully recovering from mental illness. As such, recovery-oriented healing should be the primary goal of any mental health service-delivery system.

National Support For ROSC Mental Health Programs

In the September 2010 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) resource guide, the authors assert a firm belief that ROSC is an integral component of the modern mental healthcare environment. Throughout the guide, caregivers, policy makers and providers of recovery support services are given clear instructions on how to fully integrate ROSC into the evolving changes in governmental mental healthcare programs.

As a relatively new model in the field of substance abuse disorders, ROSC is a continually evolving process. States, communities and even patients will learn and grow as the system is implemented, evaluated and permitted to mature. Sweeping changes in national healthcare reform promotes expanded coverage for citizens suffering from mental health disorders and substance abuse issues. ROSC is ingrained into the new health model. The focus on early intervention, prevention, treatment and full recovery shall rule the future of mental health management.

The Effects On You And Your Family

Mental patients and the families of mental patients can expect to see a change in mental health care that will align the tenets of reform benefits, current program frameworks and the history of ROSC into a single and efficient method of recovery-orientated mental health programs. The process promotes healing through:

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Elimination of the discrimination and stigmas so often linked to mental health issues
  • Promotion of social acceptance
  • AND more.

Through the practical application of recovery-orientated systems of care, a mental health patient can be healed, transformed and empowered to attain his or her full potential as a productive member of the local and global community. So, will ROSC open doors into a brave new world?

Time will tell.

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