, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp 19–23 | Cite as

The revolution in mental-health care— A “bold new approach”?

  • M. Brewster Smith


Mental Hospital Therapeutic Community Peace Corps State Mental Hospital Task Force Member 
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Further reading suggested by the author

  1. The Community and the Community Mental Health Center by M. Brewster Smith and Nicholas Hobbs. (Available free from American Psychological Association, 1200 17th St. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036.) An official “position paper” of the A.P.A., outlining desirable policies that by and large have not been followed as community mental-health centers are being established.Google Scholar
  2. Action for Mental Health: Final Report of the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health (New York: Basic Books, 1961). An attack on the state mental hospital as an agency for the care of the seriously retarded. The book, however, neglects the mental-health problems of children.Google Scholar
  3. New Careers for the Poor: The Non-Professional in Human Service by Arthur Pearl and Frank Riessman (New York: The Free Press, 1966). Suggests the employment of poor people in mental-health-related roles to bridge the communication gap between middle-class professionals and their low-income clientele.Google Scholar
  4. Schizophrenics in the Community: An Experimental Study in the Prevention of Hospitalization by Benjamin Pasamanick, Frank R. Scarpitti, and Simon Dinitz (New York: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1967). See book review on page 58.Google Scholar

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