Crisis Prevention and Community Living

This page will host a collection of policy work and research on crisis prevention and community living (specifically for people with mental health disabilities). We will make note of whether the full text is available for free, or if payment is required for people without academic access.

This page is under construction.


  • Randomised Controlled Trial of Two Models of Care for Discharged Psychiatric Patients.” Peter Tyrer, Kathryn Evans, Naresh Gandhi, Alwyn Lamont, Phil Harrison-Read and Tony Johnson, BMJ: British Medical Journal. Vol. 316, No. 7125 (Jan. 10, 1998), pp. 106-109
    • (Available to read online at JSTOR)
    • “Conclusion. Aftercare by community teams for psychiatric patients with severe mental illness has a similar outcome to hospital based aftercare but with fewer admissions to hospital.”


  • Just Like Where You and I Live: Integrated Housing Options for People with Mental Illnesses,” by Michael Allen at the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
    • (Full text available as PDF)
    • “As we stand at the threshold of a new era, ushered in by the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead, we have the opportunity to remake mental health housing programs. If we simply replicate the old congregate models, we’ll be left with “fixed facilities and fixed staffs,” and we will have lost an opportunity to qualitatively improve the lives of people with psychiatric disabilities. “



  • Supportive Housing Helps Vulnerable People Live and Thrive in the Community.” By Ehren Dohler, Peggy Bailey, Douglas Rice, and Hannah Katch at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
    • (Full text available on the CBPP website)
    • “Everyone needs safe, decent, stable housing… But some conditions make it difficult for people to maintain a stable home without additional help.  Supportive housing, a highly effective strategy that combines affordable housing with intensive coordinated services, can provide that needed assistance.”