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Resources by Topic: Stress and stress disorders

Occupational Stressors and Access to COVID-19 Resources among Commuting and Residential Hispanic/Latino Farmworkers in a US-Mexico Border Region
Highlights a study on occupational stress during the COVID-19 pandemic experienced by farmworkers who commute daily from Mexico to the U.S. Breaks down data by personal characteristics, such as age, country of birth, and COVID-19 vaccination rates, among others.
Author(s): Annie Jane Keeney, Amy Quandt, Mercy D. VillaseƱor, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19(2), 763
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Benefits of a Telehealth Approach to Treating Mental Illness among Veterans in Rural Settings
Details a study on the VA's use of telemedicine to provide mental healthcare to rural veterans. Focuses on underserved veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), especially women with military sexual trauma (MST). Includes feedback from veterans on their experience with tele-mental health treatment.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: VA Health Services Research & Development Service
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Chronic Diseases and Associated Risk Factors Among Adults in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
Highlights a study on the prevalence of chronic diseases in Puerto Rico before Hurricane Maria and the level of support available to patients before and after the storm. Bases conclusions on 2 studies conducted in 2015 and 2019. Breaks down data by participant characteristics, such as age, employment, and rurality of residence, among other measures.
Author(s): Josiemer Mattei, Martha Tamez, June O'Neill, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(1), e2139986
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Outcomes from the Medication Assisted Treatment Pilot Program for Adults with Opioid Use Disorders in Rural Colorado
Examines the efficacy of a medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) pilot program in two rural Colorado counties. Details the structure and setting of the program, patient characteristics and outcomes, and the limitations of the program.
Author(s): Claudia R. Amura, Tanya R. Sorrell, Mary Weber, et al.
Citation: Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention, and Policy, 17(1)
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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NSDUH (National Survey on Drug Use and Health) Detailed Tables - 2020
Presents 2020 survey data, including revisions, on use of illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, trends in substance use disorder and mental health, and access to treatment for youth and adults. Features statistics for a variety of demographic and geographic characteristics, including rural versus urban status. Includes information on substance use and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Farmer and Rural Perceptions of Mental Health
Presents findings of a poll of 2,004 rural adults, addressing impressions of mental health stigma in rural and agricultural communities. Describes barriers to seeking mental health assistance, who rural adults feel comfortable talking to about stress or mental health issues, and the perceived mental health impacts of farm stress on farmers and farm workers. Compares results to polls conducted in 2019 and 2020.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: American Farm Bureau Federation
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The State of the World's Children 2021 - On My Mind: Promoting, Protecting and Caring for Children's Mental Health
Examines child, adolescent, and caregiver mental health, focusing on risks and protective factors at critical moments in the life course. Discusses COVID-19's effect on mental health, and the social determinants that shape mental health and well-being. Features statistics on child mortality rates, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, early childhood development, and education, with breakdowns by countries and territories including Palau, Samoa, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Marshall Islands.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
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Addressing Rural Co-Morbidities of Mental Health and Social Conditions
Three-part webinar series discusses the way mental and social co-morbidities can compound already existing barriers to mental healthcare in rural areas. Part One: Employing Treatment and Environmental Interventions to Support Rural Populations explores how rural areas shape mental health needs and interventions. Part Two: Supporting Rural Aging Populations addresses the social and mental health needs of rural elders. Part Three: Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities details the role communities and leaders of faith can play in supporting mental health interventions.
Additional links: Part 1 Slides, Part 1 Video Recording, Part 2 Slides, Part 2 Video Recording, Part 3 Slides, Part 3 Video Recording
Author(s): Ken Flanagan
Date: 10/2021
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
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Racial/Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Use among Adults and Adolescents (2015-2019)
Report showing rates of mental health service use by race and ethnicity, including American Indians and Alaska Natives. Breaks down data drawn from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health from 2015 to 2019.
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Mental Health Treatment Among Adults: United States, 2020
Report highlights the rates of mental health treatment provided to adults in 2020. Breaks down the data by type of treatment received and by patient race, gender, and whether they lived in a large metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or nonmetropolitan community.
Author(s): Emily P. Terlizzi, Tina Norris
Date: 10/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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