The news so far in 2008 indicates that
In my own backyard, Caring Family Networks is closing its clinics at the end of the month in Orange-Person-Chatam Counties, leaving 1,500 patients without care.
The recent closing of mental health clinics and of psychiatric hospital beds in the community is the latest in a long list of private companies and community hospitals psychiatric units failing to survive in the “reformed” mental health care system of
But I think we all that by now. I personally believe that we need to establish publicly run Safety Net Clinics or Clinical Homes that will provide a stable and consistent setting for mental health care. These Clinical Homes will be run by the county or the LME and funded with county and state money. They will not close down because they can’t make money. Most of the people that the system serves are indigent.
We are all seeing the consequences of the failure of