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Rural Mental Health – Resources

Selected recent or important resources focusing on Rural Mental Health.

Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) - Mental Health
A map of the U.S. displaying Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) and HPSA scores for mental health by county, updated daily.
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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IHS Suicide Prevention and Care Program
Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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SAMHSA's Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Provides culturally relevant and evidence-based training and technical assistance on mental health and substance use disorders, and suicide prevention to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees and other organizations that serve Indian Country.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH)
Provides access to results for this annual survey focused on substance abuse and mental health issues. Includes information on prevalence and services. Rural-specific data is available in detailed tables that list "geographic characteristics." Data is also made available by state and for regions within states.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Journal of Rural Mental Health
Peer-reviewed publication including articles on rural mental health research, practice, and policy. Serves as the official journal of the National Association for Rural Mental Health. Subscription required.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
Sponsoring organization: National Association for Rural Mental Health
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Suicide Prevention Online Training
Provides a listing of free online courses for training healthcare and other service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. Courses are free but registration is required.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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PubMed Search: Rural Populations, Rural Health Services and Suicide
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of suicide related to rural populations and rural health services.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Mental Health First Aid
Details a public education program to assist the public in identifying, understanding, and responding to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders. Provides a "Find a Course" link to access mental health first aid instructors who will train residents in rural areas.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Council for Mental Wellbeing
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VA Community Provider Toolkit
Delivers support, therapeutic tools, and resources to community providers treating veterans for mental health concerns.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
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PubMed Search: Mental Health and Rural Populations
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of mental health and rural populations.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Last Updated: 6/27/2024