Social integration of people with severe mental illness: A challenge for health care systems and policies

Last updated on 27-9-2021 by Pierre Smith

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People with severe mental illness (SMI) face issues of social integration such as finding a job and maintaining social or intimate relationships. The social integration of people with SMI remains high on the political agenda and, since the early 2000s, many countries have developed interventions that specifically targeted it. Despite major reforms in mental health care and the implementation of such interventions, their social integration has, however, remained relatively low and has not much improved over the past decades. Much research has focused on socially inclusive evidence-based prac…

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