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Masters Thesis


School for Social Work


Mental health services-Wyoming, Substance abuse treatment facilities-Wyoming, Rural mental health services, Rural mental health services-Wyoming, Men-Mental health services-Wyoming, Mental health service delivery, Rural mental health, Men, Wyoming


This study was undertaken to highlight the barriers to mental health treatment, and the innovations combating these barriers for men in the state of Wyoming. Chapter I provides foundational information regarding the state of Wyoming and the current mental health and substance abuse treatment services available. Chapter II is a comprehensive examination of the rural mental health literature. Chapter III focuses on mental health treatment gaps in Wyoming, and the feedback received at the state level from providers and consumers. Innovative approaches to bridging the gaps in treatment in Wyoming and the Western United States region are described. The Discussion has a topology of key problems identified and possible solutions to improving the barriers to quality, professional mental health care in Wyoming.




iii, 75 p. Thesis (M.S.W.)--Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2009. Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-75)