Note; I got a comment,I would suggest that you look more closely at the PPACA and the MHPEA. The MHPEA mandated that insurers treat mental health treatment the same as physical health treatment so that mental health care was accessible to all. The ACA expanded the MHPEA but neither of them “offered services”.
I think it would be helpful when you write your papers for the classes to have a friend or fellow student look at them and provide some feedback on the clarity of your sentences. I’m just giving you a heads up because I think you may need some assistance with your writing. You can also submit papers to the on-line writing center with MU and they can assist with editing.
MH-08 BELOW ASSIGNMENT.
Briefly respond to the following two questions. Your responses and your participation in the group discussion will be worth points.
- In your opinion, how can we ensure that persons with mental illness get appropriate treatment in the community? What suggestions do you have to improve the mental health system. For example, should psychiatric hospitalization be more readily available?
- Think about the issue of whether jails should be used as mental health treatment facilities. Should treatment be available in jails? If so, who should provide it and what kinds of treatment should be available. Are there better ways than jail time to treat persons with mental illness who commit low level crimes?