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News stories from the past 60 days.

Aug 7, 2022 - Describes challenges to meet the mental and behavioral health needs of Maine, noting that hospital emergency rooms are met with increasing suicide rates and mental health emergencies. Discusses efforts by state leadership and health education training programs to support the mental health workforce in the state, particularly in rural areas.
Source: The Maine Monitor
Aug 2, 2022 - Presents findings that cases of Lyme disease in rural areas have risen sharply between 2007 and 2021, with a 357% increase in rural areas compared to a 65% increase in urban areas. Notes that Connecticut, Maine, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont had the highest proportion of cases in 2021.
Source: The Hill

Last Updated: 8/8/2022