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Healing the Broken Mind: Transforming America's Failed Mental Health System

Timothy A. Kelly


Few afflictions are as frightening or as heartbreaking as mental illness. We have come a long way over the past few decades in our understanding of mental illness and its potential treatments. Yet, tragically, many across the country who struggle with serious mental illness are unable to find effective, quality medical treatment. As a federal commission on mental health concluded, the system of care is in shambles. But why? And how do we fix it? This book exposes the weaknesses in the current system, examining how and why one of the world's richest and most advanced countries has allowed its m ... More

Keywords: mental health, mental illness, medical treatment, mental health treatment, community-based care, mental health services

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780814748121
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: March 2016 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9780814748121.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy A. Kelly, author