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Resources by Topic: Mental health

The Role of Community Mental Health Centers As Rural Safety Net Providers
Case studies of three Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) serving rural populations in Maine, Minnesota, and Oregon to determine if acting as a mental health safety net provider was within their mission.
Author(s): David Hartley, Donna C. Bird, David Lambert, John Coffin
Date: 11/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Essential Research Issues in Rural Health: The State Rural Health Directors' Perspective
Focuses on the key issues confronting state rural health directors. The major research issues identified were workforce, mental health, EMS, telemedicine, and a lack of local data.
Author(s): Michael J. O'Grady, Curt D. Mueller, Gail R. Wilensky
Date: 03/2002
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis
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Addressing Mental Health Workforce Needs in Underserved Rural Areas: Accomplishments and Challenges
Reviews efforts to address mental health workforce needs in underserved rural areas. Includes a history of federal efforts to address rural mental health workforce needs. Discusses Mental Health Professional Shortage Area (MHPSA) designations.
Author(s): Donna C. Bird, Patricia Dempsey, David Hartley
Date: 10/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health in Rural Areas
Reports on state implementation of Medicaid managed behavioral health (MMBH) programs in rural areas. Describes these programs in terms of Medicaid populations served, program design, and implementation model. Describe the experience of programs regarding access to and coordination of services.
Additional links: Research and Policy Brief: Medicaid Managed Behavioral Health Programs in Rural Areas, August 2001
Author(s): David Lambert, John Gale, Donna Bird, David Hartley
Date: 01/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Maine Rural Health Research Center
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Mental Health: Culture, Race, and Ethnicity — A Supplement to Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General
Provides comprehensive coverage of issues relevant to the mental health of racial and ethnic minorities. Includes some information specific to rural areas.
Date: 2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Health Care in Rural America
Report focuses on access of people in rural America to basic healthcare services. An important source of rural health information that continues to be of historical value. Covers rural populations and health programs, rural health services, and workforce. Detailed information on maternal and infant health services and rural mental health services.
Date: 09/1990
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Congress Office of Technology Assessment
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Resilient Farms, Families, Businesses & Communities: Responding to Stress
Information on stress in agriculture for farmers and rural communities. Covers the impact of stress on the brain and body, stress management, communication, and how to assess and plan the future of a farm business.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension
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Farm State of Mind
A collection of resources and information for farmers addressing stress and mental health. Includes information on the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Farmers Union Rural Resilience Training Program, an online training to recognize signs of stress on the farm.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Farm Bureau Federation
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Cultivating Resilience in Rural Communities Toolkit
A collection of resources to prepare and plan for a conversation on mental health in agriculture. Includes a facilitator planning guide and checklist, participant worksheet, promotional flier, and more.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
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Montana Ag Producer Stress Resource Clearinghouse
Provides resources for farmers and their families to understand stress, measure and manage their stress, and help a family member or friend who may be experiencing stress. Includes a Perceived Stress Scale self-assessment and information about Montana mental health resources.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana State University Extension
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