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Resources by Topic: Mental health

Building Interventions When Distress Is under Debate: A Case Study from Appalachia
Discusses the various forms of distress experienced by women living in Appalachia and the challenges for healthcare professionals seeking to create culturally acceptable methods of identifying distress and developing appropriate resources for recovery. Describes a 3-year program to identify and adapt an evidence-based culturally appropriate intervention for this patient population.
Author(s): Claire Snell-Rood, Ryan Jenkins, Keisha Hudson, et al.
Citation: Transcultural Psychiatry, 56(5), 918-946
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Behavioral Health Service Provision by Primary Care Physicians
Results of a 2019 survey of 313 physicians, examining physician medical specialty and practice characteristics, patient population characteristics, physician practices for screening and diagnosing patients for behavioral health disorders, and roles in managing patients with behavioral health disorders. Features statistics on various types of disorders, with breakdowns by rural and nonrural settings.
Additional links: Policy Brief
Author(s): Angela J. Beck, Cory Page, Jessica Buche, Victoria Schoebel, Caitlyn Wayment
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Michigan Behavioral Health Workforce Research Center
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Who and How: Exploring the Preferred Senders and Channels of Mental Health Information for Wisconsin Farmers
Presents a study on the dissemination of mental health information to farmers. Farmers were surveyed on how they would like to receive this information and who they think should present it to them.
Author(s): Josie M. Rudolphi, Richard Berg, Barbara Marlenga
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(20), 3836
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Addressing a Crisis: Cross-Sector Strategies to Prevent Adolescent Substance Use and Suicide
Report discusses different methods for adolescent substance use and suicide prevention. Highlights rates of suicide and substance use, such as binge drinking, misuse of pain medication, and vaping. Explores differences in rates for youth in rural and urban areas.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Rural First Responder Access to Mental Health Care: A National Crisis
Explores mental health challenges experienced by first responders and increased risk of suicide. Describes barriers to accessing adequate mental healthcare within the scope of their employment, especially in rural areas where services remain limited and stigma may be associated with the need for assistance.
Author(s): Jeffrey Hintz, Carrie Hintz
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Journal of Emergency Medical Services
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Medicare Payment Basics: Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Services Payment System
Overview of Medicare's payment system for services provided in freestanding hospitals or specialized hospital-based units. Demonstrates how payments for these services are adjusted to reflect geographic differences in labor costs, and cost of care by facility and patient characteristics.
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Peer‐adult Network Structure and Suicide Attempts in 38 High Schools: Implications for Network‐informed Suicide Prevention
Presents a study on a school-based, youth-adult network as an intervention to prevent youth suicide in rural and micropolitan communities. Measures rates of suicidal ideation and suicide attempts in 38 high schools in New York and North Dakota.
Author(s): Peter A. Wyman, Trevor A. Pickering, Anthony R. Pisani, et al.
Citation: The Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 60(10), 1065-1075
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
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Impact of Rural Address and Distance from Clinic on Depression Outcomes Within a Primary Care Medical Home Practice
Compares rural and urban outcomes and rates of recovery for patients diagnosed with depression, describing mental healthcare disparities. Discusses Collaborative Care Management (CCM), which involves nurse care coordinators, behavioral health practitioners, and physicians working together to treat primary care patients with depression. Studies 3,870 patients in southeast Minnesota, analyzing remission data and patients' distance from their primary care clinic. Discusses the impact of rural residence, distance from providers, accessibility of care, and CCM on recovery rates.
Author(s): Hailon Wong, Kyle Moore, Kurt Angstman, et al.
Citation: BMC Family Practice, 20, 123
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
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Farm Family Stressors: Private Problems, Public Issue
Outlines the types of stressors farm families experience, the impacts these stressors have, and recommendations for policymakers working to address this issue.
Author(s): Bonnie Braun
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Council on Family Relations
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Sociodemographic and Health Status Characteristics of Maine's Newly Eligible Medicaid Beneficiaries
Describes the sociodemographic characteristics, access to healthcare, and health status for Maine's adults with low-income and no dependent children using data derived from the 2011- 2016 Maine Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), in preparation of Medicaid expansion. Offers recommendations to policymakers, providers, and other stakeholders supporting the effective implementation of Medicaid expansion to address the health needs of potential enrollees.
Author(s): Zachariah Croll, Erika Ziller, Barbara Leonard
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Maine Health Access Foundation, Muskie School of Public Service Cutler Institute for Health and Social Policy
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