This talk discusses research that focused on understanding how adults with chronic mental illnesses perceive behavioral health treatment, as well as what adaptations can be made to mental health delivery to this vulnerable population. Major findings were that validation and collaboration are effective forms of treatment, whereas ineffective care consisted of dehumanizing patients with their diagnoses and a lack of psychoeducation around diagnoses.
- Discuss the effects of stigmatizing adults with chronic mental illnesses
- State the importance of using person-centered language
- Identify ways to improve care for this vulnerable population