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Module 1: Introduction to Rural Mental Health

The prevalence of mental health conditions is similar in urban and rural areas across the United States, but rural communities face unique challenges accessing mental health screening, treatment, and recovery services. This module provides an overview of mental health and introduces some of the challenges and opportunities unique to rural communities. It provides important background information needed to implement a program to improve mental health in a rural community.

For general information on what to consider when starting a program, see Creating a Program: Where to Begin in our Rural Community Health Toolkit.

In this module: