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Rural Children Don't Receive the Mental Health Care They Need

Description
Examines rural/urban differences in the use of children's mental health services, focusing on how family income, health insurance coverage, and mental health status affect these differences. Attempts to identify the mental health needs of children ages 6 to 17, the percentage of children with an identified mental health need that utilized a mental health service in the past year, and the role of family income and health insurance in determining the use of mental health services by children.
Author(s)
David Lambert, Erika C. Ziller, Jennifer D. Lenardson
Date
01/2009
Type
Document
Organization
Maine Rural Health Research Center
Tagged as
Access · Children and youth · Mental health · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data