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Rural Mental Health – News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Mar 6, 2020 - Summarizes research that found rural, low-income mothers with chronic depression were likely to experience more health problems and face challenges in dealing with their children's behavioral problems. Discusses how physician distrust and stigma keep rural mothers from seeking mental health treatment.
Source: Washington State University
Mar 2, 2020 - Highlights the Rural Veterans TeleRehabilitation Initiative (RVTRI) program which gives rural veterans living with traumatic brain injuries access to rehabilitation treatments through art, music, dance, and creative writing. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) also launched The Creative Forces: National Endowment of the Arts Military Arts Healing Network which expanded the therapy program across the country.
Source: Xtelligent Healthcare Media
Feb 26, 2020 - Addresses the rising suicide rate in the U.S., especially in rural areas, and presents suicide risks and misconceptions. Includes information on the opioid crisis and resources to aid in the development of a community suicide prevention plan.
Source: EfficientGov
Feb 12, 2020 - Summarizes a data analysis of messages sent to Crisis Text Line over six years, identifying the states most affected by depression, suicide, and anxiety. Describes a correlation between rurality and seeking help through the mental health text line and analyzes disparities among women, LGBTQ youth, and people of color.
Source: Insider
Feb 9, 2020 - Highlights a VA program in North Dakota that is focused on training community clergy to support rural veterans' mental health. The program has four modules that help trainees understand and address military culture, family life, mental healthcare, and networking.
Source: U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Last Updated: 3/6/2020