Leisure and Mental Illness: A Literature Review

Authors

  • Dan W Kennedy

Keywords:

Mental Illness, Leisure Preferences, Wilderness Studies, Physical Fitness Studies, Research Needs

Abstract

This article summarizes literature on therapeutic outdoor programs and outdoor related physical fitness activities for individuals described as mentally ill. The article is a version of a paper originally solicited by the President's Commission on American's Outdoors. The quantity and quality of available literature is assessed and recommendations for future research provided.

Published

1987-01-01

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