Journal of Primary Prevention

, Volume 15, Issue 1, pp 31–43 | Cite as

Looking backwards: A personal look at community mental health

  • Len Duhl


This paper is a personal review of the forces affecting community mental health over the past 50 years from a psychiatrist who played a significant role in the movement.

Key Words

Peace corps model cities healthy cities and community mental health NIMH participation prevention health promotion 


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Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Len Duhl
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  1. 1.School of Public Health, Department of Social and Administrative Health SciencesUniversity of California at BerkeleyBerkeley

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