Eric R. Wright

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Urban women with severe mental illness (SMI) are vulnerable to stigma and discrimination related to mental illness and other stigmatized labels. Stigma experiences may increase their risk for negative health outcomes, such as HIV infection. This study tests the relationship between perceived stigma and HIV risk behaviors among women with SMI. The authors(More)
OBJECTIVE An epidemic of prescription drug abuse is disproportionately impacting the mentally ill. We examined the utility of a state prescription drug monitoring database for assessing recent controlled substance prescribing to patients presenting for dual diagnosis treatment. METHOD In a community mental health center that provides integrated dual(More)
Few studies have examined the longitudinal impact that systems of care (SOCs) have on the clinical functioning of young people. This study investigated patterns of clinical improvement over time in an SOC and explored the degree to which demographic characteristics and referral source affected those patterns. Data were gathered at the time of enrollment in(More)
OBJECTIVE The authors sought to identify case managers' perspectives on the critical ingredients, therapeutic mechanisms of action, and gaps in implementation of the critical ingredients of assertive community treatment. METHODS Seventy-three assertive community treatment teams that attended the 1997 National Assertive Community Treatment Conference rated(More)
BACKGROUND "Systems of care" are strengths-based approaches to treating adolescents and others with disruptive disorders. However, little is known about why some adolescents improve and others do not. OBJECTIVE To examine changes in personal strengths and family functioning as predictors of behavioral and social functioning among adolescents with(More)
  • Richard M Iu, Fairbanks, +30 authors R Wright
  • 2013
Our Vision Healthy, safe, and drug-free environments that nurture and assist all Indiana citizens to thrive. Our Mission To reduce substance use and abuse across the lifespan of Indiana citizens. This document, written for state policymakers and community leaders, presents data and analyses to support the development of a framework for advancing the mission(More)
LGBT* youth are over-represented among homeless youth and they face unique circumstances from their non-LGBT* homeless peers, such as increased risks of psychological distress (Fredriksen-Goldsen et al. 2014). Through multi-group, structural equation modeling, I compare the effects of time homeless on mental health outcomes (e.g., psychological distress) as(More)