Current Research

Are the communities in Western New York meeting the mental health needs of our elderly?

The purpose of our current research  is to examine whether there has been an increase in the willingness of rural older Americans to use mental health services compared to previous data, whether the older adults in our community are getting access to needed mental health services, and how mental health services can be improved to meet the needs of the rural elderly.

If you are interested, there are several ways to participate in this survey.:

1. Click here and complete the survey electronically:

2. Download a paper version from this link. 
2022 Utilization in Mental Health Services Survey 08.11.2022
You can print and complete it, and then mail it to:
Dr. Gagne
Science Center 424
1 Saxon Drive
Alfred University
Alfred, NY  14802

Or you can email it as an attachment to Danielle Gagne at     Your survey will be separated from your email for confidentiality.

3. Request a survey
Send an e-mail to:

Please type in “request a survey” with your contact information.  We can mail a survey to you with a postage-paid return envelope.

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