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Rural Mental Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Mental Health.

Changes in the Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners in the U.S., 2014-2021
Describes the distribution of psychiatric nurse practitioners in U.S. counties by rural or urban location and census division. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and by year. Includes county-level map showing change in psychiatric nurse practitioners per 100,000 population in rural counties, from 2014-2021.
Author(s): CHA Andrilla, SC Woolcock, LA Garberson, DG Patterson
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Changes in the Supply and Rural-Urban Distribution of Counselors in the U.S., 2014-2021
Describes the distribution of various types of counselors in U.S. counties by rural or urban location and census division. Features statistics with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density and by year. Includes county-level map showing change in counselors per 100,000 population in rural counties, from 2014-2021.
Author(s): CHA Andrilla, SC Woolcock, LA Garberson, DG Patterson
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: WWAMI Rural Health Research Center
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Medicare Payment Basics: Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities Services Payment System
Overview of Medicare's payment system for inpatient psychiatric services provided in freestanding hospitals or specialized hospital-based units. Demonstrates how payments for these services are adjusted to reflect geographic differences in labor costs, and cost of care by facility and patient characteristics.
Date: 10/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicare Payment Advisory Commission
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Rural-Urban Differences in Child and Adolescent Access to and Receipt of Mental Health Services Prior to and During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Results from the National Survey of Children's Health
Policy brief comparing rural-urban differences in access to and receipt of mental health services, to evaluate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on service accessibility and utilization in different geographic settings. Analyzes data from a large, national sample of children and adolescents to examine inter-group similarities and differences and offer considerations for alleviating the youth mental health crisis. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Kristen Figas, Theodoros Giannouchos, Elizabeth Crouch
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Examining the Burden of Public Stigma Associated with Mental Illness in the Rural United States
Policy brief documenting the burden of public stigma associated with mental illness in rural communities compared with nonrural areas. Features demographics and statistics on stigmatizing attitudes and beliefs with breakdowns by rurality, gender, race and ethnicity, and age.
Author(s): Michael Meit, Kate Beatty, Stephanie Mathis, Justin Kearley, Amy Wahlquist
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Equity Research Center
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HHS Roadmap for Behavioral Health Integration
Issue brief describing behavioral healthcare needs, barriers to access, and plans to integrate behavioral health and other forms of healthcare. Offering policy solutions to strengthen system capacity, connect patients to care, and create healthy, supportive environments. Notes rural disparities in mental healthcare access and rural-specific behavioral health training.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Mental Health
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers on rural mental health, covering serious mental illness and treatment, major depression and treatment, suicidal thoughts, plans and attempts, and adverse and positive childhood experiences. Provides links to full publications.
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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Suicides Among American Indian or Alaska Native Persons — National Violent Death Reporting System, United States, 2015–2020
Examines differences in suicide characteristics and contributing circumstances among American Indian or Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations and non-AI/AN populations. Includes data for metropolitan and nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Deborah Stone, Eva Trinh, Hong Zhou, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(37), 1161-1168
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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QuickStats: Age-Adjusted Suicide Rates, by Urbanization Level and Sex — National Vital Statistics System, 2020
Bar chart showing suicide rates by sex for metropolitan (4 levels), micropolitan, and noncore areas.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(36), 1159
Date: 09/2022
Type: Chart/Graph
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Mental Health Treatment Among Adults Aged 18–44: United States, 2019–2021
Reports on trends in receiving any mental health treatment among adults aged 18-44. Includes data for large metropolitan, medium or small metropolitan, or nonmetro areas.
Author(s): Emily P. Terlizzi, Jeannine S. Schiller
Date: 09/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Last Updated: 10/5/2022