Article about Access, a program which is run by Maine Medical Center, Jackson Br
Article about Access, a program which is run by Maine Medical Center, Jackson Brook Institute and the city of Portland. Headed by psychiatrist Charles Johnson, who works with two nurses, a social worker, two rehabilitation counselors and an office manager, the program is the only one of its type in Maine. The mental health workers visit their clients wherever they spend their time. They take them to medical apppointments, help them find housing, make sure they take their medication, and help their families understand their illnesses. The goal is to keep the mentally ill out of institutions. The program seems to be a success and may used in other parts of the state. Currently, Access is serving about 32 people but hopes to serve 60 in the Portand area.
Access (mental health and substance abuse program), Mentally ill
"Article about Access, a program which is run by Maine Medical Center, Jackson Br" (1994). Maine News Index – Portland Press Herald. 13528.
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