The community mental health center and community awareness

  title={The community mental health center and community awareness},
  author={Ms. Shirley H. Heinemann M.A. and Dr. Felice D. Perlmutter and Dr. Lee W. Yudin},
  journal={Community Mental Health Journal},
One hundred eighty residents living within 1/2 mile of local satellites of a community mental health center were randomly selected for a telephone survey. Findings revealed that only 15% were aware of the existence of the parent agency, with no differences among local centers. Residents' awareness of the satellite centers and their services ranged from 18% to 62% with an overall mean of 32%. Questions are raised with respect to relevant differences contributing to the residents' differential… CONTINUE READING