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Articles by Topic: Mental health

Rising from the Ashes: How Trauma-Informed Care Nurtures Healing in Rural America

April 17, 2019
Wildfires. Child abuse. Sexual assault. The negative and ongoing effects of these experiences are the reason communities and medical providers are using an approach called trauma-informed care. This article features ways trauma is understood and treated in a rural community, a Wyoming pediatrician's clinic, and for nurses providing assault exams.

Confronting Adverse Childhood Experiences to Improve Rural Kids' Lifelong Health

September 20, 2017
Studies show that the more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) one has, the higher the risk of chronic health conditions, anxiety disorders, low life potential, and even early death. A sense of urgency for early intervention spurred one western North Carolina school district and a Native American tribe in Wisconsin to act. Read more about how their programs confront ACEs and build resiliency to overcome them.

Online Screening Helps Michigan Men Gauge Mental Health

June 28, 2017
For the past few decades, suicide rates for working-aged men have been at a steep incline. Healthy Men Michigan is a unique campaign that evaluates the risk of depression and suicide in Michigan men through an anonymous online survey. Male-dominated industries and other organizations are drawn to the campaign's creative methods that appeal to working-aged men.

Coming Full Circle

May 13, 2015
After losing her son, Paula Lynch was helped by HopeWest Hospice's Mending Hearts adult grief support program. She now gives back by helping others as she was helped.