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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural suicide prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Nebraska Licensed Mental Health Practitioner Map
Shows licensed mental health practitioner state and federal shortage areas.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Nebraska Office of Rural Health
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Eaton Rapids Medical Center: Improving Teen Mental Health
Profile of the Eaton Rapids Teen Center, established in rural Michigan with the help of the local medical center and community organizations, to support students in grades 6-12 and to promote their mental health.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Michigan Health & Hospital Association
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Mental Health Explorer
An interactive web-based mapping tool focused on mental health. Provides access to data on mental health and wellness; the mental health workforce; and related social, behavioral, and health measures. Part of the HealthLandscape set of tools.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: American Academy of Family Physicians
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Durango Cares
Works to connect the residents of rural La Plata County, Colorado, to mental health services within their community. Discusses efforts focusing on youth suicide prevention that grew in response to the increasing rates of suicide for individuals aged 15 to 24 living in La Plata county. Highlights resources, events, and stories related to suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Durango Herald
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Healthiest Communities, 2019
Explores data and comparative rankings describing population health, health equity, education, housing, healthcare access, mental health, health behaviors, and many other topics for rural and urban counties in the U.S. Offers searchable county data at the bottom of the page by county name or zip code.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. News
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Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural mental health programs, with a primary focus on adult mental health. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Supporting Rural Programs Through Telehealth: Training, Supervision, and Collaborative Mental Health Care
Features a professional development webinar discussing the use of telehealth in rural mental healthcare, collaborative care, training, and supervision. Discusses different models and services for rural programs.
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural PREP
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Arkansas County and Regional Data
Features an interactive map with downloadable PDFs of state and county data related to mental health and substance abuse in Arkansas. Covers alcohol and tobacco use, drug arrests, marijuana, opiates and methamphetamines admissions, prescription drugs, and depression symptoms.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index
Provides access to state and county-level comprehensive health scores based on over 200 health condition categories. Includes data by condition for the top 10 national conditions. Identifies top conditions impacting each state and county. Based on claims data of over 41 million Blue Cross Blue Shield commercially insured members.
Additional links: National Health Index, State and County Views
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Blue Cross Blue Shield
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