President Bush’s 2002 “Freedom Commission on Mental Health” had the Mission to: “recommend improvements to enable adults with serious mental illness and children with serious emotional disturbances to live, work, learn and participate fully in their communities.” The Commission’s interim progress report stated, “America’s mental health service delivery system is in shambles.” The 2003 final report issued six goals, as outlined in the text. List each goal and then discuss the feasibility of implementing the stated goals. The first goal of the Freedom Commission on Mental Health is Americans understand mental health essential to overall health. To implement this goal, Io think private insurers and public health should provide benefits and services regarding mental health and mental health facilities. The second goal is mental health care consumer/family driven and mental health care consumer/family driven part 2, which in meaning, parents (or children) participate and become a part of the recovery, so parents or children will participate in activities in helping the individual recover.
The third goal is disparities in mental health service eliminated, which meaning to be able to make this feasible, mental healthcare professionals need training in different cultures and religions to ensure this goal. The fourth goal is Early Mental Health screening, which can be obtained by maybe government making a mental health screening mandatory as a check-up every ten years, sort of like a yearly pap smear for a woman maybe, I think would be an idea. The fifth goal is excellent mental healthcare and research accelerated, where this goal could be obtained by follow-up be allowed to research on already proven interventions should not be allowed to hinder efforts to put that knowledge, service, treatment, and supportive service into clinical practice. The sixth goal is technology used to access mental health care, Although the concept of using technology to improve health care has existed for many decades, the time has come to establish a national health information infrastructure that will encourage the public and private sectors to invest in information technology while adequately safeguarding consumers. To be ultimately useful, systems must be carefully designed to produce care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable.