National Estimates for Mental Health Mutual Support Groups, Self-Help Organizations, and Consumer-Operated Services

  title={National Estimates for Mental Health Mutual Support Groups, Self-Help Organizations, and Consumer-Operated Services},
  author={Ingrid D. Goldstrom and Jean Campbell and Joseph A. Rogers and David Lambert and Beatrice Blacklow and Marilyn J. Henderson and Ronald Manderscheid},
  journal={Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research},
The authors report on a 2002 national survey of mental health mutual support groups (MSG) and self-help organizations (SHO) run by and for mental health consumers and/or family members, and consumer-operated services (COS). They found 7467 of these groups and organizations—3315 MSGs, 3019 SHOs, and 1133 COSs—greatly eclipsing the number of traditional mental health organizations (4546). MSGs reported that 41,363 people attended their last meetings. SHOs reported a total of 1,005,400 members… 
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