Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Mental Health.
Primary Care, Behavioral Health, Provider Colocation, and Rurality
Results of a study regarding the colocation of behavioral health and primary care service delivery as related to rural. Study showed that 40.2% of primary care physicians in urban areas are colocated with behavioral health providers compared with 22.8% in isolated rural areas and 26.5% in frontier areas. Challenges include payment policies separating physical and behavioral health care, workforce distribution, and supply deficiencies, particularly in rural areas.
Author(s): Benjamin F. Miller, Stephen Petterson, Shandra M. Brown Levey, et al. Citation: Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 27(3), 367-374 Date: 05/2014 Type: Document view details
Reducing Rural Suicide
Describes the efforts of psychologists searching for
innovative ways to reach out to people in isolated
communities. Includes a specific focus on Native American
and veteran populations to address stigma and access to care,
and create a preventive environment.
Author(s): Rebecca A. Clay Citation: APA Monitor on Psychology, 45(4), 36 Date: 04/2014 Type: Document view details
A Pilot Project to Improve Access to Telepsychotherapy at Rural Clinics
Describes the challenges and motivators regarding the
implementation of a telemental health pilot project in
rural outpatient clinics to improve access to mental health
services for rural veterans.
Author(s): Geri Adler, Lonique R. Pritchett, Michael R. Kauth, Danielle Nadorff Citation: Telemedicine Journal and e-Health, 2D(1), 83-85 Date: 01/2014 Type: Document view details
TIP 56: Addressing the Specific Behavioral Health Needs of Men
Addresses specific treatment needs of adult men with substance use disorders. Reviews gender-specific research and best practices, such as common patterns of initiation of substance use among men and specific treatment issues and strategies. Includes a discussion of how these issues impact rural men.
Date: 2014 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details
Medicaid Handbook: Interface with Behavioral Health Services
Provides a basic understanding of the Medicaid program,
specifically emphasizing the interplay between Medicaid
principles and the provision of behavioral health services
in both rural and urban settings.
Date: 2013 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration view details