Health Professional Shortage Areas: Mental Health
Printable map that shows nonmetropolitan and micropolitan mental health HPSAs on one color scale and metropolitan mental health HPSAs on another. Data source: data.HRSA.gov
Date: 05/2023 Type: Map/Mapping System Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Rural Mental Health's Stressors, Barriers, and Protective Factors: Q&A with Dr. Dawn Morales
An interview with Dawn Morales, Program Chief of the Office of Rural Mental Health Research at the National Institute of Mental Health. Discusses challenges related to rural mental healthcare as well as the importance of cultural competency and protective factors, especially in rural populations such as American Indian and Alaska Native communities and farmers and ranchers.
Author(s): Allee Mead Citation: Rural Monitor Date: 04/2023 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Mental Health of Agricultural Adolescents and Adults: Preliminary Results of a Five-year Study
Surveyed 122 farm families in 2021 to analyze symptoms of depression and anxiety in farm adults and their children as well as correlation between mental health and finances using the Family Stress Model. Participant characteristics include rurality and various physical and mental health measures.
Author(s): Josie M. Rudolphi, Richard L. Berg Citation: Frontiers in Public Health, 11, 1056487 Date: 03/2023 Type: Document view details
Farm Dinner Theater: Farmers Helping Farmers
Video highlighting a Cooperative Extension-led program where community members take part in dinner theater productions that focus on issues related to farm health.
Date: 07/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub view details
Characteristics of Suicide Among Farmers and Ranchers: Using the CDC NVDRS 2003–2018
Explores the demographics, methods, and mental health statuses and histories associated with suicide mortality among farmers and ranchers. Breaks down data by age, gender, and rural versus urban location, among other factors, as well as suicide method, life stressors, mental health history, and others.
Author(s): Cristina D. M. Miller, Josie M. Rudolphi Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine, 65(8), 675-689 Date: 06/2022 Type: Document view details
On the Farm
Documentary miniseries explores mental health and substance misuse on the American farm. Discusses the factors that contribute to psychological stress and substance use in farm families. Features interviews with experts as well as farmers and their families.
Date: 06/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Mississippi State University view details
Characteristics of Suicide Among Farmers and Ranchers: Using the CDC NVDRS 2003-2018
Presents a study on farmer and rancher suicide and mental health. Details rates of suicide and thoughts of suicide by demographic information, such as age, race, and sex, and explores generational trends of suicide and mental health issues in farm families.
Author(s): Cristina D. M. Miller, Josie M. Rudolphi Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine Date: 06/2022 Type: Document view details
Engaging Communities Through Issues Forums: A How-To Guide for Onsite and Online Community Engagement
Offers guidance on community forums as a technical education tool, including information on planning and hosting a forum, strategies for engaging communities, and resources to support committees and stakeholders. Features examples from forums on farm vitality, farmer mental health, and family health.
Requires email registration to view the guide as a flipbook, with a PDF download option at the bottom of the screen.
Author(s): Maria Pippidis, Bonnie Braun, Jessie Ketterman, Shoshanah Inwood, Nicole Wright Date: 03/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Cooperative Extension Service view details
Meeting the Behavioral Health Needs of Farm Families in Times of Economic Distress
Offers strategies to support development and integration of behavioral health services across healthcare and community-based organizations, including leveraging payment systems to support coordinated care for farm families and aligning federal grant programs to address mental health and substance use disorders. Features recommendations including integrating primary and behavioral care for initial treatment of mental health and substance abuse concerns, expanding the workforce to improve rural behavioral health services capacity, increasing telehealth services, and expanding private and public insurance coverage.
Author(s): Andrew F. Coburn, Alva O. Ferdinand, Alana Knudson, et al. Date: 02/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel view details
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