Mental Health in Appalachia

Scope: 

 This pathfinder offers a glimpse into the resources available on the topic of mental health care in Appalachia.

The following resources provide an overview of the topic, while the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection at Appalachian State University offers a variety of secondary resources. 

Introductory Text: 

Clark, J., Walker, R., and Leukefeld, C. Encyclopedia of Appalachia, “Mental Health.” Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2006, p.1657-1658. ASU SPEC APP COLL: F106.E53 2006

Library of Congress Subject Headings: 

Highly Relevant:

  • Mental health services – Appalachian Region
  • Social service, Rural – Appalachian Region
  • Human services – Appalachian Region
  • Medical personnel and patient – Appalachian Region
  • Rural poor – Mental health – Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Rural poor – Mental health services – Appalachian Region, Southern
  • Child psychopathology – Appalachian Region
  • Poverty – Psychological Aspects
  • Sociology

Also Relevant:

  • Rural health – Appalachian Region
  • Social service, Rural – United States

More General:

  • Community development, United States – Case Studies
  • Rural health – United States
Clipping Files Subject Headings - W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection: 
  • Mental health

  • Culture
Library of Congress Call Numbers: 

BF1-990 -  Psychology

BF173-175.5 - Psychoanalysis.

BF176-176.5 - Psychological tests and testing.

BF180-198.7 - Experimental psychology.

BF207-209 - Psychotropic drugs and other substances.

BF231-299 - Sensation.  Aesthesiology.

BF501-505 - Motivation.

BF511-593 - Affection.  Feeling.  Emotion.

BF608-635 - Will.  Volition.  Choice.  Control.

BF636-637 - Applied psychology.

BF638-648 - New Thought.  Menticulture, etc.

BF692-692.5 - Psychology of sex.  Sexual behavior.

BF697-697.5 - Differential psychology.  Individuality.  Self.

BF698-698.9 - Personality.

BF699-711 -  Genetic psychology.

BF712-724.85 -  Developmental psychology.

BF725-727 - Class psychology.

BF795-839 -   Temperament.  Character.

Books: 

Keefe, S. E. (1988). Appalachian mental health. Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky. ASU SPEC APP COLL: RC451.4.R87 A67 1988

 Ludke, R. L., & Obermiller, P. J. (2012). Appalachian health and well-being. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. ASU SPEC APP COLL: RA771.6.A63 A77 2012

Keefe, S. E. (2005). Appalachian cultural competency: A guide for medical, mental health, and social service professionals. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. ASU SPEC APP COLL: HV98.A58 A66 2005

Looff, D. H. (1971). Appalachia's children: The challenge of mental health. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky. ASU SPEC APP COLL: RJ499 .L65

Ginsberg, L. H. (2011). Social work in rural communities. Alexandria, VA: Council on Social Work Education. ASU MAIN STACKS: HV91 .S625 2011

Guides, Encyclopedias, and Dictionaries: 

Gaines, F. Kentucky Encyclopedia, “Mental Health.” Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky, 1992, p. 625-626. ASU SPEC APP COLL: F451.K413 1992

Clark, J., Walker, R., and Leukefeld, C. Encyclopedia of Appalachia, “Mental Health.” Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2006, p.1657-1658. ASU SPEC APP COLL: F106.E53 2006

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Journals: 

Olds, D., et al. (1998). Reducing risks for antisocial behavior with a program of prenatal and early childhood home visitation. American Journal of Community Psychology, 26(1), 65-83. Academic Search Complete. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=psyh&AN=1997-38533-005&site=ehost-live.

Jameson, J., Farmer, M., Head, K. J., Fortney, J., & Teal, C. R. (2011). VA community mental health service providers' utilization of and attitudes toward telemental health care: The gatekeeper's perspective. Journal Of Rural Health, 27(4), 425-432. ERIC. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=ehh&AN=66213963&site=ehost-live.

Curtin, L., & Hargrove, D. S. (2010). Opportunities and challenges of rural practice: managing self amid ambiguity. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 66(5), 549-561. Education Research Complete. Retrieved December 5, 2012, from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=48946087&site=ehost-live.

Anonymous. (2003). NIMH grant to bring services to rural Appalachian communities. Mental Health Weekly, 13 (29), 1-3. Academic OneFile. Retrieved November 30, 2012, from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/ login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2004012526&site=ehost-live.

Anonymous. (2009). OxyContin settlement funds to benefit Virginia providers.  Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly, 21 (6), 3-4. Academic Search Complete. Retrieved November 30, 2012, from http://0-search.ebscohost.com.wncln.wncln.org/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rzh&AN=2010191707&site=ehost-live.

Websites: 

National Institute of Mental Health. (2012). Mental health. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus /mentalhealth.html.

Zhang, Z. (2008). An analysis of mental health and substance abuse disparities and access to treatment services in the Appalachian region: Final report. Bethesda, MD: Appalachian Regional Commission & National Opinion Research Center. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from http://purl.access.gpo.gov/GPO /LPS100133.

Other Sources: 

Reviews

Appalachian Mental Health by Susan Emley Keefe

Review by: ROBERT COLES

Appalachian Journal, Vol. 16, No. 3 (SPRING 1989), pp. 283-285

Compiled by: 

Michelle Freeze

December 6, 2012