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Mental Health Promotion and Suicide Prevention for LGBTQIA2S+ Youth: A Resource Guide for Professionals, Families, and Communities
Report highlights guidance, information, and resources for healthcare professionals, families, and communities on LGBTQIA2S+ youth mental health. Presents strategies for suicide prevention and mental health support services for LGBTQIA2S+ youth. Features discussions specific to American Indian/Alaska Native and Two-Spirit youth and rural communities.
Additional links: Focus Guide for Parents, Families, and Communities, Resource Guide
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: NORC at the University of Chicago, Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Mental Health Outcomes Among Patients Living in US Counties Lacking Broadband Access and Psychiatrists
Presents a study on mental health access for people who live in counties without psychiatrists and broadband coverage. Discusses the expansion of telehealth services for mental healthcare and consultation. Aims to evaluate mental health access in mostly rural counties with a workforce shortage and a lack of broadband access.
Author(s): Tarun Ramesh, Ryan K. McBain, Jonathan H. Cantor, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 6(9), e2333781
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
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'Planting Seeds of Change': In Rural Counties, Expanding Jail-Based Mental Health Services is a Community Effort
Examines the challenges of providing access to mental health services in rural jails. Features a telehealth counseling program in rural Texas and an Ohio program offering case management and mental health services to people in the county jail.
Author(s): Gretel Kauffman
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2022 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Methodological Resource Book
Report details the data collection practices and methodology to conduct the Nation Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) for 2022. Highlights data collection information for large, small, and nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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SAMHSA Strategic Plan 2023-2026
Details the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's framework and funding priorities for 2023-2026. Discusses priorities such as strengthening the behavioral health workforce, suicide prevention, and behavioral health integration, among other issues. Highlights behavioral health equity measures that address rural communities.
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Rural Health Research Recap: Rural Behavioral Health Workforce
Summarizes recent research from Rural Health Research Centers examining numbers of social workers, psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, and counselors. Features statistics including percent of counties without behavioral health professionals from 2014-2021 and behavioral health professionals per 100,000 residents from 2014-2021, with breakdowns by urban or rural location and profession type.
Author(s): Jessica Rosencrans
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Research Gateway
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The Relationship between Experience with Mental Illness and Stigmatizing Attitudes and Beliefs
Policy brief documenting the relationship between self-reported experience with any mental illness and public stigma associated with mental illness. Features demographics with breakdowns by urban and rural locations.
Author(s): Kate E. Beatty, Stephanie M. Mathis, Amy E. Wahlquist, Michael B. Meit
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Equity Research Center
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The Urgent Need for Firearm Suicide Prevention Research in the Rural US
Highlights a study on rural firearm suicide. Discusses the role of firearms in suicide mortality and breaks down suicide data in the U.S. and West Virginia by rurality and method.
Author(s): Eric W Lundstrom, Jacob K Pence, Gordon S Smith
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 23, 8267
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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Study Protocol for a Multi-Level Cross-Sectional Study on the Equitable Reach and Implementation of Coordinated Specialty Care for Early Psychosis
Examines ways to improve outreach and access to rural and underserved communities in relation to coordinated specialty care (CSC) for early psychosis. Discusses the creation of a geospatial database of CSC programs in the U.S. that includes program-level data, provider-level data, and neighborhood-level census data.
Author(s): Oladunni Oluwoye, Ari Lissau, Sheldon Stokes, et al.
Citation: Implementation Science Communications, 4, 90
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
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A Look at the Latest Suicide Data and Change Over the Last Decade
Examines suicide death rates by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and rurality between 2011 and 2021 by using CDC WONDER data. Includes data on the number of deaths by suicide overall and by firearms using provisional 2022 data. Describes these trends in relation to the implementation of the 988 crisis number in July 2022.
Author(s): Heather Saunders, Nirmita Panchal
Date: 08/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: KFF
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Last Updated: 2/12/2024