Robertson-Hickling, Hilary; Hickling, Frederick W.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Management Studies
The need for mental health partnerships in Jamaica
Social and economic studies
Date of Publication
Notes that the mental health services in Jamaica have made significant advances in the latter part of the twentieth century. Presents a history of the delivery of mental health services in Jamaica. Custodialization of the mid nineteenth century was replaced in the post - independence period with decentralization and community mental health care. The mental health issues in Jamaica represent manifestations that are present also in large developed countries like the USA with a shared history of British colonization and African slavery. Suggests that organizations need to move beyond narrow ownership and control of issues and resources in the delivery of mental health care for African Caribbean people, and to pool resources for further quality care development. Concludes that individuals and organizations are already working together to provide high quality mental health care in Jamaica.....