State Sen. Lois Kolkhorst is pledging to fund rural mental health authorities’ jail diversion programs. Although the amount of funding hasn’t been determined yet, Kolkhorst got a placeholder in the Senate’s budget on Thursday.
Rural Mental Health
A new report warns that Texas rural health could be hit hardest under a Congressional plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It found that proposed funding cuts to the Medicaid program, which already is operating at a minimal level in Texas, could force many rural hospitals to close, leaving hundreds of thousands of Read more
Of the men and women completing a survey of mental health issues in rural Scotland, 67 percent reported suffering depression and 22 percent admitted to suicidal thoughts and feelings.
Types of exploitation may be that of a relationship where one person is taking advantage of the other for their own benefit; or the idea of over-charging for a service because he or she can get away with it.
A December 2016 report showed that for the first time in 20 years, life expectancy in the United States has declined, particularly in small cities and rural areas, where people are dying at much higher rates.
Lubbock County Sheriff Kelly Rowe has said repeatedly that mental health is the biggest issue facing jails, especially in rural counties.
Family physicians have increasingly become the gateway for those with mental health needs; however, primary care providers, especially in rural communities, don’t always have the training necessary to treat those patients.
It’s part of a larger project to fight the opioid epidemic in hard-hit rural areas such as Appalachia. This summer, the federal government directed $1.4 million to five pilot projects located in southwest Virginia as well as Tennessee and Kentucky.
Outside of Oklahoma City and Tulsa and their suburbs, a disproportionate number of residents betray key signs of untreated mental-health problems and substance abuse, an Oklahoma Watch analysis of state data found.
The U.S. coal industry is in rapid decline, a shift marked not only by the bankruptcy of many mine operators in coal-rich Appalachia but also by a legacy of potential environmental and social disasters.
Farmers have higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression, emotional exhaustion and burnout than among other groups.
Experts estimate that as many as 1 in 5 children in the United States have behavioral health issues. However, of these children, only 20 percent receive mental health services. Now, a study shows that video-based mental health services are bridging the gap by providing care to underserved areas.
Broadband technology is being heralded as a way to broaden access to behavioral health services, especially in rural and underserved areas of the country where shortages of mental health professionals exist.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been been tasked by President Obama with tackling heroin and opioid abuse in rural America. It turns out he has some personal experience with that problem in his family.
Previously recorded from NFAR’s 2015 Technology Summit, Bob Filbin describes how the Crisis Text Line uses mobile technology and data to help those in crisis.
Climate change is expected to make the line between success and failure even more tenuous for farmers in the future. And this uncertainty about growing conditions is having a noticeable impact on farmers’ mental health, according to a recent study out of Australia’s Murdoch University.
Wheatbelt farmers struggle to see a future in farming because of the effects of climate change on their lands and communities, a Murdoch University study has found.
Mental illness is a very significant public health issue for American children, according to one Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent who is part of a team trying to make a difference in the Rolling Plains area.
States with the highest rates of mental illness and the lowest rates of access to care are in the South and the West, according to the patient advocacy group Mental Health America. Rural areas face some of the biggest deficits.
Experts say the lack of access to mental health care in rural areas of Nebraska isn’t improving.
California Ag Today Editor Laurie Greene interviewed Karen Markland, Division Manager for the Fresno County Department of Behavioral Health’s Planning, Prevention and Supportive Services about the mental health needs of those in the agricultural industry.
The Mobile Medication Program, run by the behavioral healthcare provider Daymark Recovery Services and coordinated by the N.C. Hospital Association, ensures that people at risk of psychiatric hospitalizations understand and stay on track with their medications.