Integrating mental health with public health - the future is now

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The Children's Mental Health Network was thrilled to read an article in the LA Times that focused on the... wait for it... integrated approach to health care! Slowly but surely folks, people are beginning to pick up on the virtues of integrated care, not to mention the fact that it the future of mental health does not reside in a silo. Have we mentioned that the future is now?

The article profiles Family services, Inc., a low-income mental health clinic in Gaithersburg, MD.

Trends being what they are, we will likely see more integration efforts like these in the adult population than in the child population at first, so Network faithful need to turn this article on to pediatric groups and health department officials overseeing child and family efforts. Integration works. Read the story here.

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