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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Behavioral Health Barometer: United States, Volume 5
Provides a broad overview of behavioral health in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas of the U.S. with an emphasis on illicit drug, alcohol, and tobacco use, as well as the estimated percentage of people living with serious mental illness. Includes special focus on the misuse of prescription pain relievers, heroin use, and medication-assisted therapy (MAT) for opioid addiction. Data is from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health and the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Investing in America's Health Care
Recording of a Health Subcommittee of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on a wide variety of healthcare bills addressing funding for community health centers, teaching health centers, the National Health Service Corps, a tribal diabetes program, the National Quality Forum, Medicaid disproportionate share hospital (DSH) payments, and more. Includes testimony from Shasta Community Health Center, Vidant Health, SPAN Parent Advocacy Network, Medicare Rights Center, and others.
Additional links: C. Dean Germano Testimony, Diana Autin Testimony, Fred Riccardi Testimony, Michael Waldrum Testimony, Thomas Barker Testimony
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
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Suicidal Thoughts, Plans, and Attempts by Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Residence
Compares trends in prevalence of suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts, and identifies demographic, social, and economic factors associated with these thoughts and actions. Includes statistics by county type from 2010-2016, with breakdowns by nonmetro, small metro, and large metro areas.
Author(s): Kathi Harp, Tyrone F. Borders
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Education and Health: Long-Term Trends by Race, Ethnicity, and Geography, 1997-2017
Results of a study assessing trends in disparities among nonelderly adults in measures of general health, mental health, limitations in activity, and obesity, by educational attainment. Features statistics with breakdowns by demographics, socioeconomic characteristics, and urban or rural location.
Author(s): Stacey McMorrow, Laura Skopec, Tyler W. Thomas
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Urban Institute
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Preventing Farmer Suicides through Helplines and Farm Visits
Discusses the financial and other challenges farmers face that impact their mental health. Highlights the efforts of the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline and NY FarmNet, which work to improve farmers’ mental health and prevent suicides.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Rural and Urban Differences in Access to Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Programs
Slides presented at the 2019 National Rural Health Association (NRHA) annual conference discussing differences in Psychiatric Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) participation for rural and urban hospitals.
Author(s): Timothy Williams, Ty Borders
Date: 05/2019
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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2018 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Rebekah Gee, Alexander Billioux
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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National Security Subcommittee Hearing: Veteran and Active-Duty Military Suicides
Provides a recording of a U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on veteran and active-duty service member suicides. Addresses efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) to prevent suicides as well as the roles of mental health and crisis support groups, local communities, and veterans advocacy organizations. Includes some discussion related to rural. Features testimonies from the Veterans Health Administration, National Director of Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Defense Mental Health Programs and Defense Suicide Prevention Office, and RAND Corporation.
Additional links: Richard Stone Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Committee on Oversight and Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
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Oklahoma Health Professional Shortage Areas - Mental Health
Map of Oklahoma with counties delineated identifying the location of designated Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) facilities and Mental Health HPSAs by designation type.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Oklahoma State University Center for Rural Health
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