Factors affecting use of the mental health system by rural children.

  title={Factors affecting use of the mental health system by rural children.},
  author={Sharon S. Starr and Lenora R Campbell and Charlotte A Herrick},
  journal={Issues in mental health nursing},
  volume={23 3},
As many as 20% of children between the ages of 0 and 18 meet the criteria for one or more mental disorders at some point in their lives, with about one half of these being described as being seriously disturbed. Only about one-third of these children and adolescents receive help from the mental health system. Negative outcome expectations toward the mental health system can prevent use of services. This study examined rural parents' expectations about outcomes related to mental health treatment… CONTINUE READING

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