Rural Mental Health : Issues, Policies, and Best Practices

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      Named a 2013 Doody's Core Title!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.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
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