It’s an expression we use every day, so it might surprise you that the term ‘mental health’ is frequently misunderstood. While beyondblue’s primary focus is on the needs of people affected by depression , anxiety and suicide , we also believe that a better understanding of what we mean by mental health and how to achieve it will help everyone in Australia reach their full potential.
Potential solutions to obstacles for integration of e-mental health approaches into practice were proposed including practitioner training, appropriate tool design using a consultative approach, internal organizational directives and support structures, adaptations to existing systems and policies, implementation planning and organizational and government investment.
The objective of our proposal, to be released in early July, is for people with mental health problems, regardless of their age, ethnicity or any other characteristic to have swift access to holistic, integrated and evidence-based care for the biological, psychological and social issues related to their needs, in the least restrictive setting and as close to home as possible.
Mental health services, is a loose network of services ranging from highly structured inpatient psychiatric units to informal support groups, where psychiatric social workers indulges in the diverse approaches in multiple settings along with other paraprofessional workers.
Perhaps the most disturbing statistic therein stated: only two percent of Americans with private health care coverage have policies that adequately and fairly cover severe mental illnesses.” Section 3 of this proposed legislation called for comprehensive mental health insurance parity for severely ill recipients of both private and public group insurance.