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Rural Mental Health Organizations

AgriWellness, Inc.
Assists the seven-state Sowing the Seeds of Hope region that includes: Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Provides technical assistance for the Sowing the Seeds of Hope projects.
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American Association of Community Psychiatrists (AACP)
Helps community and public psychiatrists to develop and implement policies and high-quality practices that promote individual, family and community resilience and recovery.
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American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Dedicated to funding research, developing prevention initiatives and offering educational programs and conferences for survivors, mental health professionals, physicians and the public.
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American Psychiatric Association (APA)
An organization composed primarily of medical specialists who are qualified, or in the process of becoming qualified, as psychiatrists.
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American Psychological Association (APA)
Scientific and professional organization that represents psychology in the United States. Includes the APA Committee on Rural Health which works to ensure that the behavioral healthcare needs of rural and frontier citizens are met.
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Centers for American Indian and Alaska Native Health (CAIANH)
Promotes the health and well-being of American Indians and Alaska Natives, of all ages, by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, and information dissemination.
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Indian Health Service Division of Behavioral Health (IHS DBH)
Serves as the primary source of national advocacy, policy development, management and administration of behavioral health, alcohol and substance abuse, and family violence prevention programs for American Indian and Alaska Native people. Works in partnership with tribes and tribal organizations.
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Maine Rural Health Research Center (MRHC)
One of the Rural Health Research Centers currently funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy. Works to inform healthcare policymaking and the delivery of rural health services, focusing on rural healthcare financing and system reform, rural long term care, and rural mental health.
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Mental Health America (MHA)
A nonprofit organization addressing all aspects of mental health and mental illness. With more than 320 affiliates nationwide, MHA works to improve the mental health of all Americans, with mental disorders, through advocacy, education, research and service.
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National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
A public-private partnership advancing the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
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National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
A national voice to address the unique mental health issues of Asian American Pacific Islanders.
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National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH)
Works to develop and enhance rural mental health and substance abuse services, and to support mental health providers in rural areas.
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National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
A biomedical and behavioral research agency that conducts research on mental and behavioral disorders and supports research on these topics in the U.S. Some information available in Spanish.
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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Provides education resources and materials on drugs of abuse, information and facts, curriculum guides, classroom tools, grants & funding, research, clinical trials, and meetings.
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National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA)
Established to fill a need for a unified national voice for Latino populations in the behavioral health arena and to bring attention to the disparities that exist in areas of access, utilization, practice based research and adequately trained personnel.
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National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health
Serves vulnerable children and their families, as well as influences local, state, national and international programs and policy. Provides resources specific to rural.
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Office of Rural Mental Health Research (ORMHR)
Supports research activities and information dissemination on mental health issues in rural areas, including the delivery of mental health services in rural areas.
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Rural Behavioral Health Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families (RBH Initiative for Children, Youth, and Families)
Provides technical assistance to rural communities, focusing on mental health awareness, promotion, and service innovation for children, youth, and families. Also sponsors the Rural Behavioral Health Webinar Series, which highlights federal initiatives, innovative research, policy, practices, and trends related to behavioral health in rural America. The RBH Initiative is a product of a partnership between the American Institutes for Research (AIR), the Mental Health Promotion Branch, Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and Affirma Solutions Inc.
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SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC)
Helps prepare states, territories, tribes, and local entities to deliver an effective mental health and substance misuse response to disasters.
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South Central MIRECC
Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC) that focuses on equal access to quality mental health care for veterans in rural and underserved areas.
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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Works to improve the quality and availability of prevention, treatment, and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses. Part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC)
Promotes the implementation of the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention and enhances the nation's mental health infrastructure by providing access to the science, education and experience that can support efforts to develop programs and resources, implement interventions, and promote policies to prevent suicide.
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Last Reviewed: 3/23/2017