The thin blue line of mental health in Australia

  title={The thin blue line of mental health in Australia},
  author={Katrina Clifford},
  journal={Police Practice and Research},
  pages={355 - 370}
  • K. Clifford
  • Published 1 August 2010
  • Medicine, Political Science, Psychology
  • Police Practice and Research
While the shift from psychiatric custodial treatment and accommodation of mentally ill individuals to community living and community care may have been devised with good intentions, poorly implemented reforms have promulgated numerous deficiencies in Australia’s mental health system. Among these has been the troubling proportion of mentally ill individuals who have ‘fallen through the cracks’ into crisis as a consequence of a lack of access to services and care required. By virtue of the 24/7… 

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