This research focuses on veterans in rural communities who have less access to mental health providers. The Yellow Ribbon Task Force program promoted and encouraged engagement in mental health care for veterans in rural communities, although future policies should enhance already existing clinical practices to increase standards for care. For further study, researchers should focus on evaluating initial program implementation and pilot testing in a variety of states and rural populations.
Kirchner, J. E., Farmer, M. S., Shue, V. M., Blevins, D., & Sullivan, G. (2011). Partnering with communities to address the mental health needs of rural veterans. The Journal of Rural Health, 27(4), 416–424. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-0361.2011.00362.x
Mental Disorders | Military and Veterans Studies | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychological Phenomena and Processes | Psychology | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Rural Sociology | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Criminal justice, Clergy, Education, Mental health, Rural veterans
Criminal justice personnel; Veterans; Rural health services; Clergy; Education; Mental health
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Partnering With Communities to Address the Mental Health Needs of Rural Veterans"" (2013). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 370.
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