Developing a Community-Based Participatory Research Approach to Understanding of the Repeat Use of Psychiatric Emergency Services

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Department of Psychiatry; Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Community-Based Research | Community Health and Preventive Medicine | Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology


Psychiatric emergency services (PES) remain a critical and under-examined component of the community mental health system. We describe how a unique community-academic partnership came together to examine repeat use of PES through the design and conduct of a qualitative study using a CBPR approach. The goals of the project were to: (1) develop a model of research which promoted the inclusion of people who use mental health services in the research process; and (2) design and conduct a study to examine the repeat use of PES through the inclusion of the perspectives and experiences of people who use these services.

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Citation: Community Ment Health J. 2016 Jan 22. [Epub ahead of print]. doi:10.1007/s10597-016-9989-2. Link to article on publisher's website

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Community mental health journal

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