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--About the Ridges


A full text history of the property, formerly the Athens Lunatic Asylum, now owned by Ohio University. One of this year's conference presentations focuses on the Ridges.

--Factors Associated with Depression in a Cohort of Rural Women


Abstracts a presentation by University of Iowa's Dr. Ann M. Stromquist for Penn State's National Rural Women's Health Conference in 2002. The abstract indicates analysis of interview results which illustrate a blend of social, environmental, and physical factors associated with depression in the population. Following the abstract, audio files (MP 3 format) and transcripts (in PDF format) are available.

--Race, Culture, and Ethnicity; a supplement to the report of the Surgeon General


This brief bibliography highlights mental health issues of Native Americans, abstracting a chapter titled - Same place, different children: White and American Indian Children in the Appalachian mountains - (Costello, E.J., Farmer, E.M.Z., and Angold, A.. In: Cohen, P., and Slomkowski, C., eds. Historical and Geographical Influences on Psychopathology. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1000.pp.279-298.)