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News by Topic: Behavioral health

Jul 29, 2022 - Features the work of Veteran Valor Farm, a nonprofit organization in rural Minnesota that serves veterans through housing, job assistance, and animal-assisted therapy in a farm setting. Describes the development of the farm by Minnesota veterans, support from local community members, and the need for services among area veterans.
Source: Brainerd Dispatch
Jul 28, 2022 - Describes the challenges facing largely rural states and rural counties as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline rolls out the 988 phone number, which will take calls for behavioral health crises and connect callers to services, if needed. Notes that many rural counties rely on law enforcement to respond to crisis calls and that many rural callers may be required to travel to access mental health services.
Source: Kaiser Health News