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The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research

Official Publication of the National Council for Behavioral Health

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How Do Early Psychosis Services Define and Operationalize the Duration of Untreated Psychosis?

Reducing the duration of untreated psychosis (DUP) is a key aim of early psychosis (EP) care. However, substantial variability in how the start and end points of DUP are defined impact its utility in clinical decision-making, and as an outcome …


Mental Health Service Preferences and Utilization Among Women Veterans in Crisis: Perspectives of Veterans Crisis Line Responders

Women military veterans are at increased risk of suicide compared to non-veterans, but little is known about the mental health service preferences and needs of women veterans in crisis. This study used qualitative, secondary source key informant …


Utilization and Perceptions of Drop-in Center Services Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Drop-in centers offer a range of services to assist unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness, but little is known about their perceptions of drop-in centers or use of different services. A random sample of 273 youth experiencing homelessness …


Health Services Use Among Jailed Women with Alcohol Use Disorders

Correctional facilities now house unprecedented numbers of women with complex treatment needs. This investigation applied the Behavioral Model for Vulnerable Populations to study 168 jailed women with alcohol use disorders. It described the …


Perceived Needs of Veterans Transitioning from the Military to Civilian Life

Despite existing separation services provided by the military, many transitioning to civilian life report continued or even worsening issues, including anger outbursts, PTSD, sustained substance use, and strained family relationships. Further …

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This journal examines the organization, financing, delivery and outcomes of behavioral health services (i.e., alcohol, drug abuse, and mental disorders), providing practical and empirical contributions to and explaining the implications for the broader behavioral health field. Each issue includes an overview of contemporary concerns and recent developments in behavioral health policy and management through research articles, policy perspectives, commentaries, brief reports, and book reviews.

This journal is the official publication of the National Council for Behavioral Health.

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