Outreach is one important, vital and proven means of “reaching” the otherwise unreachable. It is proactive, not reactive, a preventative intervention, its about finding a Cho, Lanza etc. before they strike, and perhaps, turning them away from harming others or themselves.
Fiscally, the return on investment in prevention is dramatic. Money put into preemptive action against social ills yields anywhere from real bucks savings and dividends… 300 to 1000% return is a good deal on any investment, and it saves lives.
Can we prevent mass shootings?
It can address virtually any social need in almost any setting. Given the
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This post was originally published on MadInAmerica.com, Robert Whitaker’s website about creating alternative approaches to mental health care.
Peer support is an alternative to the disease model
Four out of five adults, youth, and family members of community mental health centers (CMHCs) in New Hampshire told researchers they are satisfied. Three out of four said their quality of service is good, despite repeated budget cuts.
How do people who have never seen alternatives to the disease model know if they are satisfied with what they have?
Would fewer clients and families be satisfied if they were told about alternatives to
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