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News by Topic: Mental health

Mar 17, 2020 - Covers a conference held in rural Minnesota for mental health advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs). The conference created a supportive network for APRNs and allowed them to discuss the shortage of mental health professionals in rural areas.
Source: The Brainerd Dispatch
Mar 17, 2020 - Highlights the Rural Resilience Training Program designed for individuals who interact with farmworkers to help recognize signs of stress and offer appropriate resources. The training takes 4-5 hours to complete and can be done over multiple sessions.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
Mar 9, 2020 - Discusses how social workers provide the majority of mental healthcare in Minnesota and describes the opportunities for social workers to fill provider gaps in rural and underserved areas of the state. Includes barriers to practice and efforts to diversify Minnesota's mental health workforce.
Source: MinnPost
Mar 6, 2020 - Summarizes research that found rural, low-income mothers with chronic depression were likely to experience more health problems and face challenges in dealing with their children's behavioral problems. Discusses how physician distrust and stigma keep rural mothers from seeking mental health treatment.
Source: Washington State University
Mar 5, 2020 - Addresses the increasing suicide rates among farmers in the Midwest, describes several events that have plagued farmers in recent years. Discusses sources of stress such as increasing debt, plunging commodity prices, and worsening weather, and identifies programs and resources available to farmers.
Source: The Columbus Dispatch, USA Today Network
Mar 2, 2020 - Highlights the Rural Veterans TeleRehabilitation Initiative (RVTRI) program which gives rural veterans living with traumatic brain injuries access to rehabilitation treatments through art, music, dance, and creative writing. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also launched The Creative Forces: National Endowment of the Arts Military Arts Healing Network which expanded the therapy program across the country.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Feb 28, 2020 - Notice from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announcing a public meeting of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) National Advisory Council (NAC) on March 26, 2020 from 1-5 p.m. Eastern. The agenda will include the review of minutes from the August 21, 2019 CSAT NAC meeting, DATA waiver update, discussion on Tip 63, State Opioid Response update, and discussion on Technology Transfer Centers Program Peer Support. The meeting may be accessed via WebEx or telephone only, and pre-registration is required.
Source: Federal Register
Feb 27, 2020 - The American Farm Bureau Federation announced it will be taking the lead on Bayer's Farm State of Mind Campaign, an initiative which raises mental health awareness in farming communities. Describes how the Farm Bureau has the resources to expand the initiative's reach and effectiveness among farmers.
Source: American Farm Bureau Federation
Feb 26, 2020 - Addresses the rising suicide rate in the U.S., especially in rural areas, and presents suicide risks and misconceptions. Includes information on the opioid crisis and resources to aid in the development of a community suicide prevention plan.
Source: EfficientGov
Feb 24, 2020 - Examines the disparity in mental health services in Michigan, explains how rural communities lack a sufficient number of psychiatrists and psychologists. Discusses incentives to get mental health practitioners to work in rural areas.
Source: Michigan State University