Mental Health Systems

 

Addressing Premature Mortality: Living With Serious Mental Illness

May 29, 2020

Living with a mental illness is all too often accompanied by poverty and social disadvantage, which contribute to shortened life spans and reduced quality of life. However, there approaches for addressing many of the preventable causes of poor health and mortality in this patient population.

Collaborative Care Meets Hospital Medicine: Proactive Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

November 14, 2019

Mental illness accounts for a third of all years lived with disability and is associated with twice the relative risk of all-cause mortality. An estimated 8 million deaths are attributable to mental disorders every year, with two-thirds due to comorbid medical illness.