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News by Topic: Stigma

Jul 22, 2022 - Describes challenges for farmers and rural communities related to mental health, including isolation, stigma, work-related stress, and lack of access to mental health services. Focuses on these issues in Oklahoma, noting that cultural views of mental health as weakness and avoidance of conversations about mental health contribute to higher rates of suicide, self-harm, and stress-related struggles.
Source: Farm Progress
Jul 19, 2022 - Examines barriers in healthcare impacting rural LGBTQ individuals, based on interviews with 5 rural healthcare providers and 5 researchers who study the LGBTQ population. Discusses gaps in health insurance and prevalence of social and emotional support.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Jul 5, 2022 - Discusses challenges for rural mental healthcare in Wyoming related to stigma and access to services, and highlights regional and community partnerships. Describes community training programs to build awareness of mental health and suicide prevention, and other efforts to provide crisis intervention and connect people needing services to providers.
Source: Powell Tribune