Date of Award

Spring 4-19-1994

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Mary Lou Williams


Mental illness is a disease of the brain that affects how a person feels, thinks and acts. It is caused by a variety of genetic disorders, environmental and personal stressors. Prior to the establishment of community based mental health treatment, persons with mental illness were usually institutionalized in state mental health institutions. The treatment purpose was to lock people up away from public view and to keep them behind locked doors with very little effort towards treatment rehabilitation. The purpose of this research study is to find out what kind of community resource services best help clients to live more independently. Response will be from clients in mental health day treatment programs and mental health case managers'


SC 11.MSW.1994.Jones.T

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