SPMI and Housing
Since 1960s the increased case mental patients and the ineffectiveness of the rehabilitation programs has prompted the government to come up with a number of initiative to increase the effectiveness of rehabilitation of mental health patients. The rising cost of rehabilitation and treatment also called for programs that will downsize and at the same time increase the effectiveness of rehabilitating mental health patients.
However, there is a constant challenge of the deinstitutionalization of the mental health treatment especially with the rising cases of client with severe and persistent mental illness. Despite these challenges, community integration of mental health patient has been identified in a number of studies as one of the most effective way to deal with the problem.