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The term deinstitutionalization refers to:
releasing an individual patient from a mental health facility.
the difficulties those from collectivist cultures experience in finding successful therapy in individualist societies.
the shift from using mental hospitals to preferring outpatient treatment of mental illness that began in the 1960s.
the tendency to see people in mental health institutions as "disordered" even if they are healthy.
a focus on prevention rather than treatment in public mental health efforts.