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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Results from the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use And Health: Detailed Tables
Presents data on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics, including rural versus urban status.
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Frequent Mental Distress Among Adults, by Disability Status, Disability Type, and Selected Characteristics — United States, 2018
Reports on prevalence of mental distress among adults with and without disabilities, by disability type and selected demographic characteristics. Features statistics with breakdowns by metropolitan or nonmetropolitan designation.
Author(s): Robyn A. Cree, Catherine A. Okoro, Matthew M. Zack, Eric Carbone
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(36), 1238-1243
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Emergency Department Visits Related to Suicidal Ideation or Suicide Attempt, 2008–2017
Examines trends in emergency department (ED) visits related to suicidal ideation or suicide attempt by age group for those 5 years and older. Includes data by patient location for rural, medium/small metropolitan, and large metropolitan areas. Includes maps showing by state whether rural, medium/small metro, or large metro areas had the highest rate of ED visits related to suicidal ideation or suicide attempt for those age 5-24, 25-64, and 65 or older.
Author(s): Pamela L. Owens, Kimberly W. McDermott, Rachel N. Lipari, Megan M. Hambrick
Date: 09/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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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: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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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: 09/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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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: 08/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Cornell Small Farms Program
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Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) Project Behavioral Health Care Coordination Summit: Summit Findings
Summarizes the findings from a two-day summit on the role of rural hospitals in addressing behavioral health as part of a community-wide initiative. Identifies barriers to behavioral health care coordination in rural areas. Describes four areas of opportunity to advance care coordination. Includes resources for each area of opportunity identified.
Author(s): Amy Harding
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Advocates for Human Potential, National Rural Health Resource Center
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Lessons Learned: Pediatric Tele-Mental Health in a Rural Medical Center in the Age of SARS-CoV-2
Explores a study on the use of telemedicine to expand mental healthcare access to rural children during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discusses implementation concerns such as a need to protect patient privacy and expand internet-based infrastructure.
Author(s): Komal Satti, Olutosin Ojugbele
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
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Native American Youth: Agencies Incorporated Almost All Leading Practices When Assessing Grant Programs That Could Prevent or Address Delinquency
Examines federal financial assistance programs that could prevent or address juvenile delinquency in tribal communities, including 25 programs through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Highlights substance misuse and mental health issues as risk factors to juvenile delinquency and discusses federal and tribal-operated Youth Regional Treatment Centers. Explores how federal agencies incorporated best practices into the performance measurement and program evaluation of the grant programs.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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Reversing the Rising Tide of Suicide
Issue guide covering suicide risk factors, statistics, prevention strategies, and impacts of suicide on specific populations, including veterans, first responders, and LGBTQ youth. Discusses state-level initiatives including Mental Health First Aid training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and the Zero Suicide framework, with examples of state legislation to implement these models.
Author(s): Charlie Severance-Medaris
Date: 08/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Conference of State Legislatures
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