Focus on School-based Mental Health for Rural Central Virginia's Youth
Policy brief highlighting the increasing need for mental health care among the rural youth population of central Virginia and in the U.S. in general. Explores the effect that pandemic-related school shutdowns have had on youth mental health, and the stigma surrounding mental health care in rural areas. Features statistics on suicide rates per 100,000 population with breakdowns by sex and rural or urban location, and student to school psychologist ratios from 2019-2020 with breakdowns by state.
Virginia State Office of Rural Health
Access · Behavioral health workforce · Children and youth · Health workforce supply and demand · Rural-urban differences · Schools · State-by-state data · Stigma · Suicide and suicide prevention · State-by-state · Virginia