View the two videos linked below then answer the discussion question provided.
From the timeline, you are aware that in the 1960s it was decided that the mentally ill should be provided care/ treat in their communities. This video will explain this process in greater detail.
This is another segment of the same movie, explaining how communities in the different states were unable to meet client needs. As a result, many became homeless at that time, and many with a mental health disorder are homeless today.
Do you think the mental health system in our country today functions well, or is it broken? Why or why not?
Support your choice with at least two examples and one credible resource.
It has been a big dilemma on the effectiveness of the mental health system in the country. Some of the factors that show that the Health care system has greatly failed are high cost for people to access psychotherapeutic and psychotropic treatment, improper channels put in place help those recovering to fit in the society and inadequate funds in the insurance scheme to cater for high cost mental health treatment (Frances, 2020).
Allen Frances (January 17, 2020), repairing our Mental Health Care System: Advice For Policymakers, retrieved from https://www.psychiatrictimes.com/view/repairing-our-broken-mental-health-care-system-advice-policymakers