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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Rural Residency Planning and Development Grant Program
State-by-state summary of the 37 grant programs across 26 states that are developing new rural residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, and psychiatry to address the physician workforce shortages in rural communities.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: RuralGME.org
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Mortality in Rural Areas: Insights from National Research and Community-Based Initiatives
Webinar recording discusses mortality rates in rural and urban areas, as well as the causes of rural mortality. Features presentations from representatives of the Health Resources and Services Administration, the National Center for Health Statistics, and the Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug & Alcohol Commission.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Building Farm Resilience During COVID-19
A collection of resources to help farmers and farm communities manage financial and emotional stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Also addresses health and safety for farmers, farmworkers, and customers.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Small Farms Program
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SAMHSA: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance and resources to help providers respond to COVID-19 while providing care and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Includes guidance specific to opioid treatment programs.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Appalachian Diseases of Despair
Uses data from the 2018 Multiple Cause of Death database to provide information on mortality from overdose, suicide, and alcoholic liver disease/cirrhosis among people ages 15-64. Includes data and statistics, with information broken down by Appalachian state, region, gender, and metropolitan or nonmetropolitan status.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Megan Heffernan, Erin Tanenbaum, Maggie Cherney, Victoria Hallman
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Appalachian Regional Commission, NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study
Discusses delivery of mental health services to rural patients through telehealth referral and remote collaborative care based on focus group sessions with 10 telepsychiatrists and 4 telepsychologists working in primary care clinics in Washington, Michigan, and Arkansas. Summarizes participant experiences of challenges and successes with telehealth delivery models.
Author(s): Molly Howland, McKenna Tennant, Deborah J. Bowen, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Association of Rurality With Availability of Youth Mental Health Facilities With Suicide Prevention Services in the US
Presents a study on the availability of suicide prevention services for youths age 15-19 at mental health facilities in rural versus urban areas. Compares the rates of prevalence of mental health facilities, youth-serving mental health facilities, and youth-serving mental health facilities with suicide prevention programs by rural-urban continuum codes.
Author(s): Janessa M. Graves, Demetrius A. Abshire, Jessica L. Mackelprang, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(10), e2021471
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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American Indian Addendum for the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices
Highlights suicide prevention guidance for primary care providers in tribal communities. Accompanies the Suicide Prevention Toolkit for Primary Care Practices and provides information specific to American Indian and Alaska Native populations. Includes risk assessment and intervention information on suicide prevention strategies in tribal settings.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
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Rural/Urban Differences in Children's Health
Examines differences in child health conditions by rural and urban residency. Explores differences in mental and behavioral health, weight status and physical activity, adverse childhood experiences, and access to healthcare.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maternal and Child Health Bureau
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COVID-19 Data from the National Center for Health Statistics
Provides access to state and county provisional death counts for COVID-19, as well as national and state data on mental health and healthcare access. Also offers guidance on cause-of-death certification for COVID-19.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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