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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Health Equity Change Makers: Elk's Story
A video describing the Northern Arapaho Horse Culture class, a suicide and substance abuse prevention program that uses Native American culture and horsemanship to encourage youth to work through challenges and build resiliency. The program is part of the Northern Arapaho Suicide Prevention Program on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming funded by the Indian Health Service. Length: 2:25
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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Ohio-Population.org
Provides access to county-level population data and projections for Ohio for the older adult population, as well as projections related to disabilities and mental illness by county for all age groups.
Type: Website
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IHS Suicide Prevention Program
Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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SAMHSA's Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Provides culturally relevant and evidence-based training and technical assistance on mental health and substance use disorders, and suicide prevention to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees and other organizations that serve Indian Country.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Provides access to results for this annual survey focused on substance abuse and mental health issues. Includes information on prevalence and services. Rural-specific data is available in detailed tables that list "geographic characteristics." Data is also made available by state and for regions within states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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CREATE: Improving Rural Veterans' Access/Engagement in Evidence-Based Mental Healthcare
Identifies projects to increase access to evidence-based mental health services delivered by the Veteran Administration's community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Journal of Rural Mental Health
Peer-reviewed publication including articles on rural mental health research, practice, and policy. Serves as the official journal of the National Association for Rural Mental Health. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Association for Rural Mental Health
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South Dakota Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Healthcare
County-level map of South Dakota showing Mental Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: South Dakota Office of Rural Health
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youth.gov Program Directory
Searchable directory of evidence-based programs to prevent and/or reduce delinquency or other problem behaviors in young people. Includes programs addressing mental health and substance abuse issues.
Type: Website
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Child Trends What Works Guide
Summarizes evaluations of programs aimed at enhancing children's development by addressing mental and physical health, education, and more. Includes programs conducted in rural areas and small towns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Child Trends
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