Movement Therapy in the Aftercare of Psychiatric Patients — Structure and Organization of a Rural Model Project
Nowadays, psychiatric aftercare is generally recognized as an important link in the chain of rehabilitation for mental illnesses ana handicaps, but in the Federal Republic of Germany this perception has not yet been adequately put into practice. On the one hand, it is true that a wide variety of help is offered in the major cities, ranging from psychosocial meeting places and counselling services in the puplic health offices and activities organized by the church to self-help groups working under a variety of concepts. On the other hand, aftercare institutions and activities are underdeveloped in small towns and rural areas. Apart from organizational difficulties, this may also be a result of the fact that mental illnesses are even less readily accepted in these areas and are often completely ignored.
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