ERIC Number: ED057326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers in Community Mental Health.
National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.
This booklet gives detailed accounts of mental health programs in operation around the nation. A total of nine different types of activities is included. "Helping Children" describes a program whereby students from nearby colleges give troubled children, at home, an experience in friendship by serving as big brothers or sisters. "Helping the Troubled" gives an account of various projects conducted at clinics to give patients counseling and other individually tailored instruction. "Helping Young Adults and Families" describes projects in which citizens serve as probation aides to a court, which assigns a counselor to each minor offender, and as substitute parents for troubled youngsters. "Helping the Elderly" relates how volunteers help elderly neighbors by visiting them in their homes and in nursing homes and by running a sheltered workshop. In "Senior Citizens Volunteer," an account is given of projects involving elderly and retired volunteers in community service. "Emergency Telephone Services" discusses these 24-hour services that are manned in more than 150 areas in the United States as part of suicide prevention programs. "Community Involvement Programs,""Citizen Action on Drug Abuse," and "Helping Alcoholics" describe various community service programs. (CK)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Children, Community Organizations, Community Services, Counseling Services, Drug Abuse, Emotional Disturbances, Handicapped Children, Individualized Instruction, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Older Adults, Public Agencies, Student Volunteers, Suicide, Telephone Instruction, Volunteers, Young Adults
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.30)
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.