This film shows the benefit of coordination and collaboration among health departments, volunteer organizations, doctors, nurses, dentists, and other citizens to deliver health services, including mental health, in the community. Proper infant care, clean water, sanitation, pasteurization of milk, industrial safety, and other matters are presented as the responsibility of a well-organized community health department, and as central to a well-functioning community. The film notes that psychiatric therapy has less of a stigma than it once did, and families are more willing to seek help for children with behavior and other difficulties. A psychologist is shown observing a little girl at play and painting and drawing, to help him better understand issues her mother says she is having at home.
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Received: July 7, 1995 as a donation from the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Univ. of Pittsburgh Medical Center.