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Aging, Mental Illness, and the Frontier

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This course provides a brief overview of services available and those that are lacking for aging Americans living in rural areas. Issues addressed include access to mental health care, costs of care, ideas for improving service accessibility, and consumer-operated services.

This course is based on the reading-based online article, Aging, Mental Illness, and the Frontier created by By James W. Stockdill, M.A. and James A. Ciarlo, Ph.D.,

Course Material Author

By James W. Stockdill, M.A. and James A. Ciarlo, Ph.D.,

The Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network (FMHSRN), under a contract with the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was created to gather, analyze and disseminate information about mental health needs and services in “frontier” areas.

Course Creator

Keith Gibson, Ph.D.

Course Objectives:

  1. to become more aware of the sate of mental health services in rural areas

  2. to learn about issues that the aging rural population consider most important in regard to mental health services

  3. to investigate and examine ways to improve services for the aging rural population

Article: Aging, Mental Illness, and the Frontier

This public domain article is reproduced from the Frontier Mental Health Services Resource Network

Article: Aging, Mental Illness, and the Frontier

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Course Number 100190
1 credit hour
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  • Reading-Based Online
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