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​Integrated Care Movement: Will You Join?

From the Show: Rewired Radio
Summary: Dr. Ross Ellenhorn is working to bring connectedness back to mental health treatment.
Air Date: 3/4/16
Duration: 10 Minutes
Guest Bio: Ross Ellenhorn, PhD
RossEllenhorn​Trained as a social worker, sociologist, and psychotherapist, Dr. Ross Ellenhorn has spent the last two decades dedicated to the work of helping individuals suffering psychiatric symptoms find the psychological and social means for remaining outside the hospital. He created the first fully operating intensive hospital diversion program in Massachusetts, and created and led one of the first Assertive Community Treatment teams in the commonwealth. Along with his partner, Dr. Madhavi Prakash, he created Prakash Ellenhorn, an intensive, and holistic outreach program, serving clients in the Boston area. 

Prakash Ellenhorn aims to serve clients, who are typically perceived by mental health professionals as appropriate for hospital care, outside the hospital, in their own communities. Dr. Ellenhorn has given talks and seminars throughout the country, and has provided consultation to numerous mental health agencies and psychiatric hospitals on the subjects of hospital diversion, psychosocial rehabilitation, patient careerism and the PACT model. His book, which addresses parasuicidality, psychiatric hospital recidivism and techniques for diverting hospital use, was published by Springer Publishing in 2007. 

He is a graduate of the UCLA School of Social Welfare and the first person to receive a joint Ph.D. from the prestigious Florence Heller School for Social Welfare Policy and Management and the Department of Sociology at Brandeis University.

  • Book Title: Parasuicidality and Paradox: Breaking Through the Medical Model
  • Guest Twitter Account: @REllenhorn
​Integrated Care Movement: Will You Join?
Mental health issues can be extremely isolating. 

After being diagnosed, people often feel filled with shame and like they are completely alone. 

Humans are social beings and need connection with others to fully thrive, but current mental health treatment programs often neglect the social and cultural aspects of mental health recovery. 

This continued isolation can be detrimental, and Dr. Ross Ellenhorn is working to bring connectedness back to mental health treatment. 

He is at the forefront of the integrated care movement, and his company, Prakash Ellenhorn, helps individuals suffering with psychiatric symptoms find the psychological and social means for remaining outside the hospital. 

Just as those on the road to recovery feel apprehension about re‐engaging with society, those who are being treated for mental health issues may feel similarly unsure about how to reconnect. 

Dr. Ellenhorn explains the functional applications of connection and how community plays a pivotal part in the healing process.
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