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Citation:  Jones, R., Reupert, A., Sutton, K., & Maybery, D. (2014). The interplay of rural issues, mental illness, substance use and housing problems.. Journal of Mental Health, 23 (6), 317-322.
Title:  The interplay of rural issues, mental illness, substance use and housing problems.
Authors:  Jones, R., Reupert, A., Sutton, K., & Maybery, D.
Year:  2014
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Mental Health
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.3109/09638237.2014.951476
Full text:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09638237.2014.951476   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Individuals with mental illness and substance abuse issues make up a significant portion of the homeless population. However, little attention in research has been given to those in rural communities.
Purpose:  The purpose of this study was to determine the experiences of individuals with mental illness and/or substance abuse problems who are also experiencing housing problems within rural communities.
Data collection and analysis:  Individual qualitative interviews were conducted with 40 participants in Australia.
Findings:  Three discussion themes emerged: current housing issues, pathways into unsuitable housing, and factors that contribute to appropriate accommodation.
Conclusions:  There is significant need for mental health staff to identify and assist with housing issues.

Disabilities served:  Alcohol and drug abuse
Chronic mental illness
Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
Other
Interventions:  Psychological counseling
Other