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Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


Mental health crises are often presented and thought about as individual problems, activities going on only within the minds of individuals. This presentation considers mental health crisis as a regional problem. It discusses the four county region of North Central West Virginia which is the catchment area for Valley Community Mental Health Center. It is based on a study conducted by the author of the need for a revised and integrated crisis management system for the region.

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An earlier version of this paper was presented to a Friday Faculty Forum at the WVU Regional Research Institute, September, 1993.



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