1st Edition

Mental Health and Wellbeing in Rural Regions International Perspectives

Edited By Sarah-Anne Munoz, Steve F. Bain Copyright 2021
    192 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    192 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.


    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


    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.