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The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has released a report, “A Call to Action: Developing a Comprehensive Mental Health Service for the 21st Century,” which provides policy recommendations for the future of psychiatry. According to the study, the current mental health system faces multiple challenges, which it proposes to address with a new psychiatric service system.
“There has always been confusion about the relationship between mental health and medicine at the public level,” said NIMH Director Thomas Insel, who was a founding member of the National Mental Health Association (NMHA). “The new report is a synthesis of many important concepts, and we believe that by carefully examining the complex relationships between mental health care and medicine, we will be able to better manage health problems that afflict so many Americans.”
The report provides a detailed description of the current structure and functions of the U.S. mental health system. However, the report also provides policy proposals to address issues of future reform. First, it recommends that the U.S. government create a unified mental health system. This unified system should be designed to serve all Americans rather than particular sectors or communities and should be accountable to patients and public entities. Second, it recommends that all public policy should be based on evidence. In other words, the report suggests that the public policy should be guided by evidence, which it says is the best method of evaluating whether something is beneficial or harmful, such as the quality of mental health services.
In the next section of its report, the NIMH calls upon policymakers to consider the impact of public policies that address specific societal problems. Specifically, the NIMH advocates that the government adopt a National Strategy to End All Depressants. It proposes that this strategy lead to better access to mental health treatment services, improved health outcomes, increased public support in addressing public health crises, and increased financial resources to cover the increased costs of public health services. Finally, it suggests that, in response to national mental health crises, the government should create an independent Mental Health Court composed of experts who can recommend and implement mental health policy at the federal, state, and local level.
By promoting evidence-based approaches to medical practice and providing a new framework for managing the problems of a rapidly changing world, the NIMH’s findings have the potential to improve the health of Americans as they grow older.
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