ERIC Number: ED086421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Mental Health of Rural America: The Rural Programs of the National Institute of Mental Health.
Yahraes, Herbert; And Others
Prepared by the National Institute of Mental Health staff and grantees, this report gives not only the quantitative research data, but also demonstrations of community mental health efforts that serve as excellent models for other communities to follow. Chapter I presents An Introduction: The Setting and an Overview; Chapter II, Studies of Rural Life and Mental Health: epidemiological and demographic studies, the attitudes of rural delinquents and rural suicide rates. Chapter III, New Approaches to Rural Mental Health Service, covers closing the gap between hospital and community, and mobilizing and strengthening community resources, while Chapter IV, Community Mental Health Centers in Rural America, details these centers, staffing, financing, transportation, and regional differences. Chapter V, Rural Mental Health Centers: Five Case Histories, centers on Appalachia, the Northeast Kingdom (Vermont), Aroostook County (Maine), Down East (Maine), and Prarie View (Kansas). Chapter VI, State Hospitals with Rural Patients, presents the Hospital Improvement Program and grants for Hospital Staff Development; Chapter VII, Supplying the Manpower, discusses continuing education and experimental and special training programs. Chapter VIII presents the summary and "a quick look ahead". (KM)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, American Indians, Attitudes, Community Programs, Experimental Programs, Federal Programs, Hospitals, Labor Force Development, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Mental Health Clinics, Minority Groups, Reports, Research, Rural Population, Services, State Programs, Suicide, Urbanization
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 1724-00297; $1.85)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.