Year: 1981 Source: Community Mental Health Journal, v.17, no.2, (Summer 1981), p.153-160 SIEC No: 19831777

In recommendations for community support systems, there are expectations of public involvement in unprecedented proportions; yet evidence of fundamental shifts in attitudes & behaviors toward the mentally ill is lacking. A scale was developed to measure the extent of support for the chronically mentally ill among 574 selected adults in Leon County, Florida. The findings led to recommendations for future research in this area.