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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Guidance to States and School Systems on Addressing Mental Health and Substance Use Issues in Schools
Report provides guidance to school systems and state governments about mental health and substance use in schools. Highlights examples of methods to identify and address mental health issues and substance use in schools. Discusses state-level Medicaid funding for behavioral health.
Author(s): Elinore McCance-Katz, Calder Lynch
Date: 07/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Pain in the Nation: Building a National Resilience Strategy: Alcohol and Drug Misuse and Suicide and the Millennial Generation - a Devastating Impact
Report highlights the rates of alcohol and drug misuse and suicide among the millennial generation (people in their 20s and 30s). Discusses the role of the opioid crisis in the increases in "deaths of despair" among millennials. Chart on page 6 compares rates in rural and metro areas.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Trust for America's Health, Well Being Trust
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Tailoring Crisis Response and Pre-arrest Diversion Models for Rural Communities
Outlines a guide for rural communities to develop crisis response and pre-arrest diversion programs for people with mental health or substance use disorders. Discusses the use of technology to connect law enforcement with behavioral health programs, as well as building off of current programs to address the specific needs of the community.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Modeling the Importance of Within- and Between-County Effects in an Ecological Study of the Association Between Social Capital and Mental Distress
Examines association between social capital and mental distress at the county level and explores between-county effects. Features county-level maps showing levels of mental distress and social capital, and demographic statistics with breakdowns by rural residence.
Author(s): Tse-Chuan Yang, Stephen A. Matthews, Feinuo Sun, Marina Armendariz
Citation: Preventing Chronic Disease, 16
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
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Defining the Rural Health Care Professional Role in Assuring Total Farmer Health
Presents the results of a "virtual think tank" on farmer and rancher mental health. Participants answered questions on farmer mental health disparities and access to mental healthcare.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AgriSafe Network
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Preventing Farmer Suicide: Collaboration and Communication
Video focused on farmer mental health. Discusses the stressors impacting farmers, such as difficult economic conditions and extreme weather. Features experts explaining the warning signs of suicide and how communities can help farmers and their families address mental health concerns.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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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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South Carolina Mental Health Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) By Category
County-level map showing Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
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Resource Guide: Promising Programs in Native American Communities
Highlights promising programs for tribal communities in Montana. Features programs to support mental health and suicide prevention, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and diabetes prevention, among other issues.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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