Providing mental health services for men in rural areas

Gorman, Don and Eley, Robert and Hossain, Delwar (2012) Providing mental health services for men in rural areas. In: Rural mental health: issues, policies, and best practices. Springer, New York, NY. United States, pp. 267-280. ISBN 9780826107992


Rural men experience more health risk factors, poorer health, and higher death rates than rural women (Ziembroski & Breiding, 2006). They also, by virtue of the fact that they live in rural areas, have less access to health services. Of particular concern are their reported poorer levels of mental health and higher rates of suicide. Issues identified by rural men as being of particular concern include isolation, stigma, lack of employment opportunities, lack of confidence in the future, few leisure activities, boredom, and limited transportation options (Quine et al., 2003). This chapter reports on the research in the literature, as well as that of the authors, focusing on the characteristics of rural men and their mental health, provision of services for this special population, considerations of best practices, and future opportunities for research and scholarly inquiry.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2012 00:33
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2017 05:40
Uncontrolled Keywords: suicide; depression; rural areas; isolated areas; health risks
Fields of Research (2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160804 Rural Sociology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Fields of Research (2020): 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441003 Rural sociology
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5205 Social and personality psychology > 520599 Social and personality psychology not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4203 Health services and systems > 420313 Mental health services
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920504 Men's Health

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