The current issue of the JRMH is now available!
October 9, 2012: Volume 36 (2) Fall/winter 2012 of the Journal of Rural Mental Health is now posted. To access, please click on the "current" link at the top of the homepage and then click "pdf" at the right.
Vol 36 (2) 2012 Table of Contents
Conceptualizing Homelessness in Rural Appalachia: Understanding
Contextual Factors Relevant to Community Mental Health Practice.
Sherry R. Shamblin, Ohio University
Natalie F. Williams, Ohio University
Jason R. Bellaw, Ohio University
Telebehavioral Health Delivery of Clinical Supervision Trainings
in Rural Alaska: An Emerging Best Practices Model for
Danielle Nelson, Valerie Hewell, Larry Roberts, Elizabeth Kersey, and Jaedon Avey
Rationale and Modifications for Implementing Parent-Child Interaction
Therapy with Rural Appalachian Parents.
Anna Taubenheim, M.S. & Jennifer D. Tiano, Ph.D., Marshall University
Generational Trends in Cultural Values and Perceived Family Relations in Farm Families.
Jennifer F. Hsia and Randal P. Quevillon, The University of South Dakota
Walk-In Telemedicine Clinics Improve Access and Efficiency:
A Program Evaluation From the Perspective of a Rural Community
Mental Health Center.
Jonathan Neufeld, PhD, Indiana Rural Health Association
Ruth Case, BA, Affiliated Service Providers of Indiana
Matthew Serricchio, MIS, MPA, Purdue University
Examining the Satisfaction of Women Residing in Rural Utah
Who Received Therapy for Depression through Teletherapy.
D. Kim Openshaw, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT
Jenny Morrow, MS, LMFT
David Law, Ph.D., LMFT
Dan Moen, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE
Christopher Johnson, Ph.D.
Susan Talley, Ph.D.
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) was founded in 1977 in order to develop and enhance rural mental health and substance abuse services and to support mental health providers in rural areas. NARMH has added two additional goals of proactively supporting initiatives that will strengthen the voices of rural consumers and their families and to develop and mentor the next generation of rural mental health leaders and researchers.
NARMH is a membership organization composed of organizations and individuals from across the United States (including Alaska and Hawaii) and a few foreign countries. NARMH's membership includes the entire spectrum of the rural mental health community: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators, educators, researchers, and policy makers. A focus on and a commitment to rural people and their problems has always been the priority and unifying force in NARMH. This belief that "rural" comes first has allowed NARMH to be relatively free of the turf battles and guild issues that have so fragmented the general field of mental health.
NARMH, since its inception, has had a strong commitment to rural people and rural providers. This commitment has allowed NARMH to be focused on what it takes to provide quality services and meaningful research for rural consumers and providers alike. NARMH also has several core functions that include:
- Supplying high quality training opportunities for members and non-members through our annual conferences,
- Serving as an advocate for members and rural consumers,
- Articulating policy recommendations to improve accessibility, availability and acceptability of mental health services,
- Providing a forum for practitioners, researchers and consumers to network and dialogue through an annual, national conference,
- Disseminating best practices and research findings through our publication Rural Mental Health and on our web site.
- Offering leadership opportunities for the next generation of rural providers and researcher.
Please visit the National Association for Rural Mental Health website at www.narmh.org for more information about the orginization and national conferences.
Submission Guidelines and Manuscript Preparation
To submit a manuscript for review, please start by clicking on the "For Authors" link found at the lower left side of the JRMH homepage. The first or primary author must complete the registration information before continuing with the submission. Please save your logon information for future visits to the site.
Submission to Journal of Rural Mental Health assumes adherence to the anonymous peer review process. Final judgment is made by the editor, who relies on reviewers' recommendations.
Authors submitting manuscripts for possible publication in Rural Mental Health must abide by the following manuscript guidelines.
Journal of Rural Mental Health follows the guidelines of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition.
- Double-space all parts of the manuscript, including abstract, quotes, references, and tables.
- The components of the manuscript should be arranged in the following order:
- Title Page
- Text of article
- Notes (however, place notes regarding grant support on the title page)
- Reference list
- Appendices (if any)
- Tables (if any)
- Figure titles & figures (if any)
- See the APA Publication Manual (6th Edition) for guidelines to citing other works in the text.
- See the APA Publication Manual (6th Edition) for guidelines to preparing end references.
Tables & Figures
- Figures must be high quality laser prints or camera-ready prints. Include one laser print or camera-ready print of each figure at the time of acceptance.
- Titles and notes to figures must be typed, double-spaced, on a separate manuscript page.
- Tables and figures should be kept to a minimum.
- Use one-inch margins and a 12-point type size. Type font should be clear and readable; unusual typefaces are discouraged.
- Together, abstract, text, references, and tables should total approximately 12-20 manuscript pages.
Electronic Version of Manuscript
- This is an online journal, therefore, all submission will be completed electronically.
Additional Items Required
- An abstract of between 75-125 words should precede the body of the paper. (See the APA Publication Manual).
- Immediately below the abstract, list up to six key words, in alphabetical order, by which the paper may be indexed.
- Brief note acknowledging grant assistance, and/or previous presentation may be placed at the bottom of the title page.