Mental illness problems generally do not go away and if they are not treated they get worse. We are not spending money on PREVENTING chronic mental illness.
50% of MIRFA donations will help to fund a future model hospital & treatment program dedicated solely to the treatment of persistent mental disease, 50% of the funds will be granted to institutes pursuing aggressive research to help find a CURE for persistent mental disease! All activities of this organization are designed to increase the public understanding of the devastating effects of mental disease on the individual and the family....
Single responsibility funding combined with accountability and prioritization of services can fundamentally alter and markedly improve services of persons with psychiatric illnesses.
Decisions on where to stabilize would be based on where the person would get the best care.
Without bureaucratic limitations, psychiatric hospitals/treatment facilities would change markedly with a shift toward crisis intervention in the community. (Use daily visits by public health nurses etc...and guaranteed medication compliance) Further examples:
Continuity of Care is vital because of the complexity of their illnesses and because patients find it difficult to relate to an ever-changing panoply of case managers and other mental health professionals (low wages cause fast turn-over rates and the rent-a-doc syndrome).
Outcomes measured must be both subjective (quality of life point of view of the patient) and objective (from the interviewer, family, community).