This is a blog for the Mental Health Policy Class at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work.
April 13, 2006
Sally Satel on SAMHSA and Mental-Health Politics
"Recently, the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services, has released its Consensus Statement of Mental Health Recovery. It is a travesty of psychiatric care. In fact, if a psychiatrist treating patients with severe mental illness followed most of the ten "fundamental" principles of recovery elaborated in the statement, he would be at risk of committing malpractice."
Posted by Danny Wedding at 10:40 AM