The Church as an Agent In Rural Mental Health

Volume
Volume 24
Issue
Summer 1996
Title
The Church as an Agent In Rural Mental Health
Abstract

Many rural communities lack adequate mental health services. Additionally, there are specific problems associated with the delivery of services to rural citizens. A recent surge of interest in addressing rural concerns is prompting much needed research. This article suggests that the church can be an active agent in the delivery of services to rural populations. Ideas presented include: (a) identification and referral, (b) counseling networks utilizing local churches, (c) Christian counseling centers, (d) education and enrichment activities, (e) support groups, (f) lay counseling, (g) volunteer workers with the chronically mentally ill, and (h) clergy collaboration with local mental health practitioners.

Author
S.L. Voss
Pages
114 - 123
Price
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