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Disparity between mental health services and needs in the Hispanic Catholic community

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Jami Jorgensen
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Sarah Strauss, Ph.D.
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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4/24/2010

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This study will examine how the Hispanic Catholic community associated with the St. Lawrence O’Toole Catholic Church in Laramie Wyoming approaches mental health issues. Survey methods and personal interviews will be used to identify the perceptions of this community in terms of how they perceive mental illness, the mental health industry, and their access to mental health resources. Specifically, this study shall identify factors contributing to discrepancies between needs and services offered to the Hispanic Catholic community for mental health issues. The study will also address cultural factors that shape Hispanic attitudes toward mental health and access to services. The hypothesis of this research project is that lacking proficiency in English and self-identification within the Hispanic subcultures create further disparity in perceptions of accessing mental health services and the efficiency of services obtained as measured by a seven point likert scale. These data will be further correlated with location and transportation as mediating factors in accessing mental health services. This information could be used to develop mental health services that meet Hispanic needs and to elaborate methods for identifying discrepancies between services and other populations.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2010 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Undergraduate Research Day

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Undergraduate Research Day 2010

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