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Integrated Mental Health
Caring for the Whole Person
John F. Andrews Family Care Center mental health care providers collaborate with primary care practitioners to treat the whole patient, using a supportive, team-centered approach.
Studies have shown that integrated mental health care systems can better identify those who need mental health care.
Because integrated mental health care helps build strong relationships with continuous family and patient contact, it also helps patients remain engaged with treatment plans.
Other benefits include improved productivity at work and school and improved patient satisfaction. Patients receive more comprehensive, continuous and convenient care and they feel less stigmatized because mental health care services are provided in a primary care setting as care for the whole patient.
Tammy Blackman, LCSW
Stephanie Field, LCSW
National Alliance on Mental Illness
Maine Department of Health and Human Services