Gaps in Service in the Recognition and Treatment of Depression and Suicidal Ideation Within a Four-County Area

Bonnie Raingruber

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Abstract

PURPOSE. To examine gaps in service in the treatment of depression and suicidal ideation. METHODS. A phenomenological investigation of clients' (n = 10) and service providers' (n = 40) perspectives. FINDINGS. Compartmentalized systems of care and lack of continuity between inpatient and outpatient treatment contributed to a sense of frustration in both groups. Receiving mental health care was likened to being given a broken-apart puzzle with individual pieces shuffling around in a box. Little bits of help are available, but none of them mesh. CONCLUSIONS. Comprehensive solutions are needed if the human and social implications of depression are to be addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-162
Number of pages12
JournalPerspectives in Psychiatric Care
Volume39
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003

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Suicidal Ideation
Depression
Continuity of Patient Care
Frustration
Inpatients
Mental Health
Outpatients
Delivery of Health Care
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Fragmentation of the mental health system
  • Phenomenology
  • Suicidal ideation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Nursing(all)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Phychiatric Mental Health

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Gaps in Service in the Recognition and Treatment of Depression and Suicidal Ideation Within a Four-County Area. / Raingruber, Bonnie.

In: Perspectives in Psychiatric Care, Vol. 39, No. 4, 10.2003, p. 151-162.

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