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Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Regions
International Perspectives

ISBN 9780367544867
Published April 29, 2022 by Routledge
192 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book considers how rurality interacts with the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and communities in different regional settings. Through the use of international and comparative case studies, the book offers insight into the spatiality of mental health diagnoses, experiences, services provision and services access between and within rural areas. It is the first book to specifically address rural mental health geographies from an international perspective, and will be of interest to researchers and policymakers in rural studies, regional studies, health geography and rural mental health.

Table of Contents


Steve F. Bain and Sarah-Anne Munoz

1. Adversity and Resilience: Rural Mental Health in Australia

Hazel Dalton and David Perkins

2. Mental Health and Wellbeing among Migrants in Rural Areas of the Global North: Evidence from the Literature

Johanne Jean-Pierre and Linamar Campos-Flores

3. Muddying the Therapeutic Geographies of Mental Healthcare: Carescapes of Psychiatric Transition in the Scottish Highlands

Christopher Philo and Hester Parr

4. Care Farming, Therapeutic Landscapes and Rurality in the UK

Richard Gorman

5. Non-Clinical Wellbeing Interventions in Rural Regions

Sarah Morton and Sara Bradley

6. Delivering Effective Treatment in Rural Regions

James Ikonomopoulos, Ya-Wen Melissa Liang, Karen Furgerson and Kristopher Garza

7. Wildlife: Exploring the Potential of an Innovative Digital Narrative Approach to Improve Mental Health Interventions for Adolescents in Indigenous Rural Populations of Low-Middle Income Countries

Mark Grindle and Johannes H. De Kock

8. Rurality: Social Forces, Stress and Mental Health

Robert Villa and Eva Moya

9. Rural Mental Health and Global Ethical Perspectives

Steve F. Bain and Sarah-Anne Munoz

10. Towards a Research Agenda for Global Rural Mental Health

Sarah-Anne Munoz and Steve F. Bain

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Sarah-Anne Munoz is Reader and Acting Head of Department in Rural Health and Wellbeing at the University of the Highlands and Islands, UK.

Steve F. Bain is Professor and Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Performance at Texas A&M University-Kingsville, USA.