Organization of Community Mental Health Program in a Metropolis
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Increasing urbanization is bringing greater attention to the super-community, or metropolis, as a locale for the delivery of mental health services. Social scientists have for some time been describing the unique alienating and dehumanizing aspects of life in the metropolis, so that it is becoming increasingly evident that large urban areas of high population density differ qualitatively as well as quantitatively from smaller communities. With an increased awareness of the ecological aspects of community living, the stress-producing effects of the community itself are becoming more evident. (31 pp.)