- Sep 15, 2023
Authors published in the Psychiatric Services journal review solutions to better support child and adolescent mental health. Among other services, the authors discuss the importance of embracing new models of care, including integrated youth services hubs.
Dr. Balfour explores how having a clear understanding of the services different crisis stabilization units provide can help communities serve the unique needs of each individual in crisis without unnecessarily restrictive or intensive levels of care.
An Atlantic article written by GAP Community and Psychiatry Committee member Judge Steve Leifman and Norm Ornstein describing how if we stop using prisons as warehouses for psychiatric patients, we could instead heal people and save tax dollars.
Short video interview with GAP Community and Psychiatry Committee Chair Dr. Margie Balfour and Sergeant Winsky describing Tucson’s model mental health crisis continuum as well as the latest crisis system developments, including the upcoming 988 mental health hotline number.
Produced by The Justice Center Council of State Governments, this toolkit services as a central hub for local communities and states looking to establish or strengthen community responder programs with the goals of improving health outcomes, increasing connections to services, and reducing unnecessary police involvement.
Produced by the California Health Care Foundation and the Technical Assistance Collaboration, “Mobile Crisis Teams: A State Planning Guide for Medicaid-Financed Crisis Response Services” provides a brief overview of the updates for Mobile Crisis financing with links to read the full document and other related resources.
In collaboration between the Brookings Institute and University of Southern California, a health policy analysis titled Building a Sustainable Behavioral Health Crisis Continuum, in which the GAP Roadmap is cited several times.