Right now many Missouri and Kansas mental health centers repeatedly face huge budget cuts. In fact, this is true nationwide. We simply can’t afford as a society to keep spending as much money on useless mental health care costs. Right now the mental health system faces a choice that is also being faced in the energy, agriculture, freshwater supply, transportation, and education. In all of these areas there are market failures causing a re-allocation of resources away from science-based, effective, low-cost solutions. We are subsidizing unsustainability by pouring money into these systems in directions that make problems worse, not better.
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Since this is Martin Luther King Day, we are printing Paul Cumming’s suggestions to Wellness Wordwork’s founder Corinna West in this guest blog about solution based advocacy. These suggestions were made via phone and several Facebook conversations. It’s always good to have a mentor.
Video of Paul Cumming tallking about Network of Care:
(Although this TV reporter does start with some disease language, Paul is one of our fans of using a distress based approach.)
Often the people that are talking the loudest about problems have the fewest solutions, because people with solutions are busy building their answers and
Continue reading Paul Cumming: Solution based advocacy, our dream on Martin Luther King Day for the mental health community