Rural Mental Health

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
  • Publisher: SPRINGER PUB CO INC
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Addressing the needs of America's most underserved areas for mental health services, " Rural Mental Health" offers the most up-to-date, research-based information on policies and practice in rural and frontier populations. This highly readable book focuses on best practices and new models of service delivery in rural populations throughout the world, with a specific emphasis on those in the US.Eminent clinicians and researchers examine the complexities of improving mental health in rural practice and offer clear recommendations which can be adapted into current practice and training programs. They bring an incisive lens to factors that contribute to mental illness and prevent access to treatment areas. These include limited resources, reliance on urban models and assumptions, and pervasive misunderstanding of rural realities by policy makers. The text also addresses diversity issues in regard to rural mental health services.Key Features: Focuses on best practices and new models of service delivery in rural populationsProvides clear recommendations for adapting new models in current practice and training programsTakes a "micro" and "macro" approach to service delivery modelsCovers contemporary practice applications with specific populations in rural areas

Table of Contents

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Introduction and Special Considerations
The Current State of Rural Mental Healthp. 3
Advancing Federal Policies in Rural Mental Healthp. 17
Rurality as a Diversity Issuep. 37
The Impact of Mental Health Stigma on Clients From Rural Settingsp. 49
Loneliness and Isolation in Rural Areasp. 65
Religion and Rural Mental Healthp. 79
Ethical and Professional Challenges of Mental Health Care Delivery in Rural Communities (or "A Day in the Life of a Small Town Psychotherapist")p. 97
Rural Mental Health Practitioners: Their Own Mental Health Needsp. 113
Models of Service Delivery
Integrated Care in Rural Areasp. 131
Technological Innovations in Rural Mental Health Service Deliveryp. 149
School and Home-Based Interventions in Rural Communitiesp. 173
Working with Specific Populations and Issues
Substance Use and Abuse in Rural Americap. 191
Suicide in Rural Areas: Risk Factors and Preventionp. 213
Providing Mental Health Services for Racial, Ethnic, and Sexual Orientation Minority Groups in Rural Areasp. 229
Providing Mental Health Services for Women in Rural Areasp. 253
Providing Mental Health Services for Men in Rural Areasp. 267
Providing Mental Health Services for Children, Adolescents, and Families in Rural Areasp. 281
Providing Mental Health Services for Older Adults and Caregivers in Rural Areasp. 297
Providing Mental Health Services for Rural Veteransp. 311
Working in Frontier Communitiesp. 327
Looking to the Future
Rural Mental Health: Future Directions and Recommendationsp. 349
Indexp. 355
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