Community Mental Health Timeline

By sck87
  • Asylum Era - 1800's - Institutionalization

    Industrial Revolution created a change in work/home life. No one at home to take care of the “insane.”
  • Mental Hygiene Movement

    Preventative and scientifically focused. Settings were mostly in mental hospitals.
  • Moral Hygiene Movement

    Moral Hygiene Movement - Clifford Beers. *Moral treatment was abandoned later due to overcrowdedness in these institutions.
  • Bell of Hope - symbol for National Mental Health Association is created

    Shackles from insitiutions all over the country were melted down to create this bell of hope to represent a shift in the mental health field.
  • Short-Doyle Act is Passed

    Deinstitutionalizing mental health care and providing services in community settings.
  • Community Mental Health Movement

    One percent tax on taxable income above one million dollars.
  • Medi-Cal is created

  • The Lanterman-Petris-Short Act

    Individual is entititled to a court hearing before being involuntarily admitted into an institution.
  • Liberation Movement/Consumer Movement - Deinstitutionalization - 1970's

    1970’s: Liberation Movement - Ex-patients join together to form alternative organizations (i.e. Insane Liberation Front).
  • Short-Doyle/Medi-Cal Starts as a Pilot Project

    Enables counties to get a 50% federal match in funding.
  • NIMH Creates Community Support Program

    Shift focus from psychitatric institutions to outside resources for individuals
  • Congress passes the Mental Health Systems Act of 1980

  • Special Education Pupils Program is created

    County mental health departments are now given the responsibility of providing mental health services to special education students.
  • SAMHSA is created/Protection and Advocacy Act for Individuals with Mental Illnesses Act is passed

    1986: SAMHSA created, Protection and Advocacy Act for individuals with Mental Illnesses Act is passed,
  • Bronzan-McCorquodale Realignment Act

    Realignment - transferring responsiblity of funding from state to local governments.
  • Medi-Cal Mental Health Managed Care is created.

    Inpatient services are now the responsibility of each county
  • EPSDT Lawsuits Result in Supplemental Services - Therapeutic Behavioral Services (TBS)

  • Assembly Bill 34 is granted.

    Authorizes pilot programs to provide services for the severely mentally ill who are homeless, recently released from jail/prison, or are at risk.
  • Mental health parity law

    Treatment plans are to provide coverage for a diagnosis of a person of any age who is severely mentally ill and for a child who has severe emotional disturbances.
  • Lanterman-Petris-ShortAct of 1968 is modified

    Mental Health histories are now to be considered.
  • California's Mental Health Master Plan

    State's responsibility to provide mental health services for adults who are serverely ill and for children with emotional disturbances.
  • Laura's Law

    Court ordered services to be provided for the severely mentally ill.
  • California Passes Mental Health Services Act

  • The US Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008

  • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

    Also known as the Affordable Care Act and Obamacare.
  • Realignment 2011

    Counties are provided more funds to treat mental illness, substance abuse, and criminal justice services.
  • Legislature gets ride of Department of Mental Health and creates Department of State Hospitals