Webinar: Educating providers and community on rural mental health
The Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration provides training/technical assistance to individuals who serve persons with mental illness in rural communities. Learn about rural barriers to care, training and technical assistance needs identified by providers, and how needs shifted during COVID-19.
This training has been accepted for presentation at the National Rural Health Association’s Annual Conference. If you are interested in attending the conference, visit the conference registration page.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- Describe how the mental health needs, and barriers to behavioral health care prevention and treatment, are unique for person living in rural communities.
- Identify and share where rural communities can find freely available training and technical assistance for individuals who serve persons with mental illness to include teachers, primary care providers, spiritual advisors, as well as licensed behavioral health professionals.
- Identify how the training needs of individuals serving rural persons with mental illness changed in response to COVID-19 to include new concerns for k-12 educators, new barriers to care related to tele-therapy, and an increased need to address heightened rates of anxiety and depression.