Community awareness of a community mental health center and attitudes toward those who receive services from a community mental health center
AuthorScott, Reda Ruth
KeywordsCommunity mental health services -- Public opinion.
Community mental health services -- Utilization.
Psychotherapy patients -- Public opinion.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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Degree GrantorUniversity of Arizona
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