Mental Illness: Adults
- Catherine N. DulmusCatherine N. DulmusUniversity at Buffalo, State University of New York
- and Albert R. RobertsAlbert R. RobertsRutgers University
This entry focuses on serious mental illness among adults, including those having serious and persistent mental illness. Social work's historic and current roles in service delivery are reviewed, its present trends in the field (including the recovery movement, evidence-based practices, comorbidity, and the integration of physical and mental health), as well as the service delivery system and the current needs and challenges it faces, are discussed.