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Resources by Topic: Behavioral health

CREATE: Improving Rural Veterans' Access/Engagement in Evidence-Based Mental Healthcare
Identifies projects to increase access to evidence-based mental health services delivered by the Veteran Administration's community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Journal of Rural Mental Health
Peer-reviewed publication including articles on rural mental health research, practice, and policy. Serves as the official journal of the National Association for Rural Mental Health. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Association for Rural Mental Health
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Hardcore Drunk Driving Judicial Guide: A Resource Outlining Judicial Challenges, Effective Strategies and Model Programs
Describes strategies to combat hardcore drunk drivers by involving judges and law enforcement. Summarizes strategies used in Minnesota's SAFECAB program, which can be a model for rural communities.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility
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youth.gov Program Directory
Searchable directory of evidence-based programs to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people. Includes programs addressing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Type: Website
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Suicide Prevention Online Training
Provides a listing of free online courses for training healthcare and other service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. Courses are free but registration is required.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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PubMed Search: Rural Populations, Rural Health Services and Suicide
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of suicide related to rural populations and rural health services.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Mental Health First Aid
Details a public education program to assist the public in identifying, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Provides a "Find a Course" link to access mental health first aid instructors who will train residents in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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VA Community Provider Toolkit
Delivers support, therapeutic tools, and resources to community providers treating veterans for mental health concerns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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Keep it Sacred: National Native Network
Provides a forum for tribes and tribal organizations to obtain and disseminate evidence-based and culturally appropriate information in order to identify and eliminate health disparities related to commercial tobacco abuse.
Type: Website
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PubMed Search: Mental Health and Rural Populations
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of mental health and rural populations.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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