Module 1: Developing a Mental Health Vision

Module 1: Developing a Mental Health Vision

Team meeting

In this module you will learn about the importance of working with your program’s staff, families and community partners to develop a program-wide mental health vision. You will be introduced to the concept of a “mental health perspective” — a way of seeing mental health as part of everything that your program does.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe why having a shared, program-wide vision for mental health services is important.
  • Identify the key components of an effective mental health vision.
  • Describe how you, as program administrator, can provide effective leadership in developing and maintaining a mental health vision.

This product was developed [in part] under grant number 1H79SM082070-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.