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Suicide and Self-Harm in Youth Presenting to a US Rural Hospital During COVID-19
Presents a study on rural emergency department utilization and hospital admission for suicide or self-harm in children ages 5 to 17 during the COVID-19 pandemic. Analyzes hospital data from January, 2017 to May 2021. Breaks down data by demographic factors, such as race, gender, and rurality, as well as length of stay and visit type, among other measures.
Author(s): Mary Arakelyan, Jennifer A. Emond, JoAnna K. Leyenaar
Citation: Hospital Pediatrics, 12(10), e336–e342
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Mental Health
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers on rural mental health, covering serious mental illness and treatment, major depression and treatment, suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts, and adverse and positive childhood experiences. Provides links to full publications.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Self-reported Illness Experiences and Psychosocial Outcomes for Reservation-Area American Indian Youth During COVID-19
Results of a Spring 2021 study of 2,559 American Indian students in grades 6-12 in schools on or near Indian reservations. Features statistics on COVID-19 experiences for self and others.
Author(s): Linda R. Stanley, Meghan A. Crabtree, Randall C. Swaim, Mark A. Prince.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(9), e2231764
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
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Chronic Conditions Among Adults Aged 18─34 Years — United States, 2019
Examines prevalence of 11 chronic conditions among adults aged 18-34 years, with data for urban and rural locations. Provides data on obesity, depression, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, asthma, arthritis, and other chronic conditions.
Author(s): Kathleen B. Watson, Susan A. Carlson, Fleetwood Loustalot, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(30), 964-970
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Achieving Health Equity in US Suicides: A Narrative Review and Commentary
Discusses suicide mortality disparities by different demographics, such as age, race, veteran status, and rurality, among others. Tracks suicide rates from 1999-2019 and highlights rates by specific demographic group.
Author(s): Seth W. Perry, Jacob C. Rainey, Stephen Allison, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1360
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Anxiety, Depression, and Access to Mental Health Care by Sexual Orientation and Rurality
Presents a study on rates of anxiety and depression by sexual orientation in relation to access to mental healthcare. Compares rates of anxiety and depression between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual individuals in rural and urban areas.
Author(s): Carrie Henning-Smith, Courtney Sarkin, Mariana Tuttle, Gilbert Gonzales
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Recent Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns Among Adolescents
Report highlights the state of adolescent mental health and substance use across the country. Breaks down rates of suicides, drug use, drug-related deaths, and other behavioral health issues by race, sex, and sexual orientation, as well as by rurality.
Author(s): Nirmita Panchal, Robin Rudowitz, Cynthia Cox
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Geographic Disparities in New Onset of Internalizing Disorders in Pennsylvania Adolescents Using Electronic Health Records
Examines the prevalence of anxiety and depressive disorders among adolescents in 37 Pennsylvania counties. Includes demographic breakdowns of 7,974 subjects with internalizing disorder cases residing in rural, urban cluster, or urbanized areas. Discusses the relationship of geographic location, socioeconomic deprivation, and community greenness in relation to internalizing disorders.
Author(s): Irena Gorski-Steiner, Sean O'Dell, Karen Bandeen-Roche, et al.
Citation: Spatial and Spatio-Temporal Epidemiology, 41
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Mental Health Surveillance Among Children — United States, 2013–2019
Examines mental disorders and indicators of poor mental health among children, mental health services for children, and positive indicators of mental health, based on data from nine federal surveillance systems. Includes rural data on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder; behavioral or conduct problems; depression; anxiety; autism spectrum disorder; Tourette syndrome; substance use disorder, alcohol use disorder, and/or illicit drug use disorder; suicidal ideation and suicide attempts; receipt of mental health treatment, services, and medication; and positive indicators of mental health.
Author(s): Rebecca H. Bitsko, Angelika H. Claussen, Jesse Lichstein, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report) Supplements, 71(2), 1-42
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A Pilot Study Examining Access to and Satisfaction with Maternal Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment via Telemedicine
Highlights a study on the role telemedicine plays in increasing access to mental health and substance use treatment for women who are pregnant or have recently given birth. The study received a high percentage of participants from rural areas and breaks down the demographic data by rural, as well as several other factors such as age, race, and diagnosis, to name a few.
Author(s): Constance Guille, Emily Johnson, Edie Douglas, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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