Mental Health Assistance Hard to Find in Rural America
Aug 25, 2021
Describes the challenges of accessing mental healthcare in rural areas, with a focus on Missouri and farmer mental health. Highlights barriers including provider shortages, insurance issues, stigma associated with therapy, broadband access, and transportation. Offers a map with state-level information on the percentage of mental health needs met, noting that Missouri has less than 6% of its mental health needs met with all 99 of its rural counties experiencing a shortage of mental health professionals.
Access · Broadband · Farmers and farmworkers · Health insurance · Mental health · State-by-state data · Stigma · Telehealth · Transportation · Missouri