Pathways to Care: Need, Attitudes, Barriers

Ramin Mojtabai, William W. Eaton, Pallab K. Maulik

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Scopus citations


This chapter examines pathways to the service system and the effects of stigma on both access to and utilization of mental health services. It first presents an overview of the process of seeking mental health treatment in community-based settings and briefly discusses stigma and financial barriers to mental health care. It then explores some of the most significant public health campaigns targeting the stigma associated with mental illness and treatment seeking. Finally, it examines a range of policy initiatives that have sought to eliminate or reduce financial barriers that stand between treatment need and treatment receipt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPublic Mental Health
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199950416
ISBN (Print)9780195390445
StatePublished - Sep 20 2012


  • Community-based health services
  • Mental health services
  • Mental illness
  • Public health campaigns
  • Public health services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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