Although rates of mental health conditions are similar in urban and rural areas across the United States, rural communities have less availability of screening, treatment, and recovery services due to unique issues, such as workforce shortages and transportation obstacles. The Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit compiles evidence-based and promising models and resources to support organizations implementing mental health programs in rural communities across the United States, with a primary focus on adult mental health. The modules in the toolkit contain resources and information focused on developing, implementing, evaluating, and sustaining rural mental health programs.
Population of Focus: Adults
Links to Resources:
- Access the Mental Health in Rural Communities Toolkit.
- Watch the webinar Mental Health and Rural America: Challenges and Opportunities from the National Institute of Mental Health
- Learn more about the National Institute of Mental Health
- Read the guide Finding Statistics and Data Related to Rural Health from Rural Health Informational Hub
- Read the article Rural Mental Health Challenges and Hope for the Future from the National Rural Health Association.
- Learn more about the National Rural Health Association.
- Explore the Rural Data Explorer