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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Mental Health Risk Factors, Unmet Needs, and Provider Availability for Rural Children
Reports on mental health needs for urban and rural children and availability of healthcare professionals, including behavioral health providers, in urban and rural areas.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Date: 2005
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Telecare Shows Promise for Treating Depression in Rural Primary Care Settings, According to TEAM Study Results
Reports on a study that addresses the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of using telemedicine technologies (e.g., telephones, interactive video, electronic medical records, and the Internet) to improve the outcomes of depression in small rural Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs).
Author(s): John Fortney, Jeffrey Pyne
Date: 06/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Charleston, West Virginia, September 7-9, 2003
Minutes for a September 2003 meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services in Charleston, West Virginia. Topics addressed include health professions education, mental health integration, oral health, and senior services.
Date: 09/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Medicare: Modest Eligibility Expansion for Critical Access Hospital Program Should Be Considered
Examines the Critical Access Hospital (CAH) program and makes recommendations on CAH eligibility related to the ban on inpatient psychiatric or rehabilitation distinct part units and the limit on patient census.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 09/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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National Advisory Committee on Rural Health & Human Services Meeting Minutes, Uvalde, Texas, June 8-10, 2003
Minutes from a National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services meeting in Texas. Topics addressed include public health issues in Texas, mental health, oral health, and aging.
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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The Rural Psychologist
Thematic issue of ten articles on a variety of topics related to providing mental health services in rural areas.
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6)
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Beyond 'Urbancentrism'
Discusses ongoing shortages of mental health providers in rural areas, misperceptions about the need for rural mental health services, and current efforts underway to address these problems.
Author(s): Etienne Benson
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 54
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Psychology in Indian Country
Discusses unmet needs in rural American Indian and Alaska Native communities and efforts underway at the American Psychological Association and the Indian Health Service to address these needs.
Author(s): Etienne Benson
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 56
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Telehealth Gets Back to Basics
Discusses the current state of telemental health, importance of collaboration in providing services, and remaining barriers to providing mental health services using telehealth.
Author(s): Etienne Benson
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 58
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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Teaching Self-sufficiency for Rural Practice
Discusses educational programs that address the unique challenges rural psychologists encounter on the job, including practicing in a local culture, working as a generalist, and dealing with the added financial concerns.
Author(s): Karen Kersting
Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 34(6), 60
Date: 06/2003
Type: Document
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