Rural and Remote Women and the Kirby-Keon Report on Mental Health. A Preliminary Gender-Place Analysis

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Jayne Melville Whyte and Joanne Havelock

Prairie Women's Health Centre of Excellence

The mental health of rural Saskatchewan women is threatened not only by gaps in the provision of mental health services, but more importantly by the social and economic conditions of being female in a rural setting. In Saskatchewan, women with mental illness can experience not only the social isolation and stigma of mental illness but practical considerations related to access to fewer services, especially specialists, and particular needs related to geographic distance and transportation.

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