How Can Day Treatment Graduation Become Possible?

Though most adult day treatment programs in mental health centers have adopted recovery language, they are still, at their roots, mostly day care.  They often discourage, and create barriers to  day treatment graduation.

The people themselves are often unwilling to risk reducing or weaning off their medication, losing their benefits, or re-entering the work force, and their providers don’t want to help them, don’t know how,  or don’t want their clients to risk having setbacks the clients clinicians will have trouble dealing with..

But many studies have shown that supported employment programs move people toward recovery, jobs, and day treatment

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Audit Requested of California’s Mental Health Recovery Services, and Special Tax That Pays for Them

In 2004, California voters initiated and passed a new far-reaching Mental Health Services Act  (called Proposition 63 in Calfornia) to upgrade its obsolete, notoriously underfunded mental health system.  Since it was enacted, MHSA has raised more than $8 billion for mental health services, Valley Public Radio reported Aug, 9, 2012.

The services are paid for by existing mental health funds, plus a “Robin Hood tax.”   People who make more than $1 million per year pay one percent of their income, earmarked for “recovery services” for folks with mental health labels.

Now, a Republican lawmaker is calling for an audit of how

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