This paper reviews a triangular relationship in which a state mental health administration, a university, and a local mental health authority (and by extension, community mental health programs) co-exist. The relationship is based on mutual trust and interdependence, both of which are reinforced when certain key positions are developed such that individuals can work in two or more of the three arenas. It is essential that representatives of each group be encouraged to recognize the needs and assets of the other two groups. Specific examples of the benefits of this arrangement are described based on experiences in the state of Oregon.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Phychiatric Mental Health
- Health Policy
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Psychiatry and Mental health