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Citation:  Robinson, W. D., Geske, J., Backer, E., Jarzynka, K., Springer, P. R., & Swinton, J. (2012). Rural experiences with mental illness: Through the eyes of patients and their families.. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare, 30 (4), 308-321.
Title:  Rural experiences with mental illness: Through the eyes of patients and their families.
Authors:  Robinson, W. D., Geske, J., Backer, E., Jarzynka, K., Springer, P. R., & Swinton, J.
Year:  2012
Journal/Publication:  Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Healthcare
Publisher:  American Psychological Association
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030171
Full text:  http://psycnet.apa.org/fulltext/2012-28553-001.html   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Individuals living in rural areas often face numerous barriers in receiving treatment for mental illness: inaccessibility to providers, stigma, and limited community resources.
Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to learn about the experiences of rural patients dealing with mental illness and their family members.
Data collection and analysis:  This article used qualitative analyses.
Findings:  The authors found that with mental health in rural communities comes significant stigma, and the issues are worsened by practical challenges that limit access to proper resources.

Disabilities served:  Chronic mental illness
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Interventions:  Psychological counseling