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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Toolkit for Emotional Coping for Healthcare Staff (TECHS): Putting it into Practice
April 13, 2020 webinar introducing a toolkit for the benefit of frontline healthcare workers and psychosocial professionals helping to support healthcare workers who may be experiencing traumatic stress. Adapted from an intervention used for parents of children with cancer. Transcript available by clicking the three dots above the Subscribe button.
Author(s): Julia Price, Nancy Kassam-Adams, Anne Kazak
Date: 04/2020
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
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Preventing Suicide in Rural Communities During the COVID‐19 Pandemic
Explores the potentially increased risk of suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic and the challenges of providing mental healthcare. Highlights some of the factors related to COVID-19 that could increase the risk, such as self isolation, access to firearms, and decreased access to healthcare.
Author(s): Lindsey L. Monteith, Ryan Holliday, Talia L. Brown, Lisa A. Brenner, Nathaniel V. Mohatt
Citation: Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Flattening the Curve by Getting Ahead of It: How the VA Healthcare System Is Leveraging Telehealth to Provide Continued Access to Care for Rural Veterans
Describes the Veterans Health Administration's efforts to use telehealth to provide behavioral health services to rural veterans affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Author(s): Ursula S. Myers, Anna Birks, Anouk L. Grubaugh, R. Neal Axon
Citation: The Journal of Rural Health
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
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Concussion in Rural America: Experts Detail Injury and Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reports on concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), in rural areas. Discusses the impact of these injuries, the role of support networks, TBI training for rural clinicians, rural TBI data, and management of mTBI in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Increase in Suicide Mortality in the United States, 1999–2018
Reports on changes in suicide rates in the U.S. from 1999 through 2018. Includes 2018 age-adjusted suicide rates for men and women by county of residence for urban and rural counties.
Author(s): Holly Hedegaard, Sally C. Curtin, Margaret Warner
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan mental health HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan mental health HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 04/2020
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Your Recovery Is Important: Virtual Recovery Resources
Information providers and programs can share with people in recovery, to help them find virtual support options for recovery from mental and substance use disorders. Includes resources to help recovery programs create virtual meetings.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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The Exchange Feature Issue: Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires and Planned Outages
Newsletter issue focusing on lessons learned by medical facilities and communities in Colorado and California during the wildfires of 2017 and 2019. Covers information useful for rural hospital emergency managers and administration, including mass sheltering, hospital evacuation, managing stress and compassion fatigue among workers, and community recovery.
Citation: Issue 10
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
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2019 Transportation Trends Mental Health and Transportation
Report explores the role transportation plays in providing access to mental healthcare. Highlights a number of programs in both rural and urban communities, as well as resources pertaining to transportation to support mental health.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Aging and Disability Transportation Center
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QuickStats: Percentage of Children and Adolescents Aged 4–17 Years with Serious Emotional or Behavioral Difficulties, by Sex and Urbanization Level — National Health Interview Survey, 2016–2018
Bar chart comparing metropolitan and nonmetro rates of serious emotional and behavioral difficulties among children and adolescents aged 4-17 overall, for boys, and for girls.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(10), 276
Date: 03/2020
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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