Poor, rural, and female: Understudied, under-counseled, more at-risk

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jane E. Myers, Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The feminization of poverty has been well documented, and the relationship between the experiences of poverty and negative mental health outcomes has been identified. These consequences remain largely unexamined for women living in rural areas that comprise a population both at risk and underserved by mental health professionals. The dynamics of poverty for these women and the relationship between poverty lifestyles and physical and mental well-being is explored. A model for assessment and mental health interventions is presented. Implications for mental health counseling and for research are considered.

Additional Information

Publication
Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 26, 225-242
Language: English
Date: 2004
Keywords
poverty, females, rural population, mental health outcomes