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ERIC Number: ED520135
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 107
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1242-7629-8
Mental Health Needs and Treatment of New Hampshire Unemployed
Jarzombek, Michael
ProQuest LLC, Psy.D. Dissertation, Antioch University New England
The intent of this research is to understand the types of mental health problems individuals encounter during periods of unemployment, and the severity of those problems from an individual, family and community-based perspective. Of primary importance is determining whether or not treatment services are utilized, and if so, the sensitivity exhibited by mental health providers to their clients' unemployment related concerns. Research findings suggest that unemployed individuals in New Hampshire do not participate in mental health treatment due to motivational difficulties and limited access to services. Surveys and interviews are used in a primarily qualitative study to develop a meaningful narrative describing the experience of unemployment from both client and clinician perspectives. Following a general review of unemployment conditions during 2008, 2009 and into 2010, this study then highlights a broad range of harmful mental and physical health concerns that develop during periods of job loss including anger, depression, heightened risk of cardio vascular disease substance abuse and addiction problems, as well as marital and family system breakdowns. These problems profoundly impact the individual, the family and the community. Negative psychological effects of unemployment and access to mental health treatment services form one broad area of inquiry, while provider sensitivity to a client's primarily unemployment related concerns and evaluation of treatment form a second area of focus. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Hampshire