Special Issue "Rural Mental Health: Addressing Children’s Health Disparities (Volume II)"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 1779
Psych/mental health during childhood significantly impacts morbidity and mortality later in life. Rural communities are often viewed as devoid of the social problems facing urban communities. Rural families, however, experience stress due to high unemployment rates, low educational opportunities, and a high incidence of poverty and inaccessibility of PsychMental health care. These families are at increased risk for substance use, violence and associated psychological distress that occurs when attempts to cope with stress fail. These stressors place children affected by barriers of culture, poverty and remote access to PsychMental health care at a higher risk for these negative health outcomes. There is a need for additional investigation concerning rural mental health for children.
The goal of this Special Issue is to discuss any aspects of children's mental health in rural areas to enhance global understanding of these conditions by sharing knowledge about incompletely understood and controversial areas in this field.
We invite investigators to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to improve our understanding in this challenging field. As the title implies, new developments, unconventional, or inspirational contributions are also very encouraged.
We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Jane D. Champion
Manuscript Submission Information
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- rural health
- mental health
- substance use
- health disparities
- health care access