Introduction: The Connecticut Mental Health Center as a public psychiatry initiative (Selby C. Jacobs and Ezra E. H. Griffith).
1 Severe and persistent mental illness (Bruce Wexler, Larry Davidson, Thomas Styron and John Strauss).
2 Connecticut Mental Health Center clinical, research and training programs in the addictions (Richard Schottenfeld, Kathleen Carroll, Thomas Kosten, Stephanie O’Malley, Bruce Rounsaville, Rajita Sinha and Herbert Kleber).
3 The law and psychiatry division at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Howard V. Zonana and Madelon V. Baranoski).
4 The neuroscience research program at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (George R. Heninger, John H. Krystal, Ronald S. Duman, Benjamin S. Bunney, Malcolm B. Bowers, Jr. and George K. Aghajanian)
5 Psychiatric epidemiology, services research, prevention and public health (Selby C. Jacobs, David L. Snow, Rani Desai and Gary Tischler).
6 Ethnicity, mental health care disparities and culturally competent care at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Howard C. Blue, Luis Añez, Manuel Paris, Dietra Hawkins and Robert Page).
7 A public–academic partnership at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Wayne F. Dailey, Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Robert A. Cole and Paul J. Di Leo).
8 Public psychiatry training and education at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (Jeanne Steiner, Nancy Anderson, Richard Belitsky, Michael Hoge, Martha L. Mitchell, William H. Sledge and Sophie Tworkowski)
9 The future of academic public psychiatry (Selby C. Jacobs and Ezra E. H. Griffith).
Epilogue: Academic–public partnership from a British perspective (Ajoy Thachil and Dinesh Bhugra).