Providing Mental Health Telehealth Services in Farming and Rural Communities

11:00am - July 9, 2020 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Collaborating TTC: Great Lakes MHTTC
Registration Deadline: July 9, 2020
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Providing Mental Health Telehealth Services in Farming and Rural Communities

Part three in a three-part series: Improving Mental Health Service Access for Farming and Rural Communities 

This webinar will address how the COVID-19 pandemic affects access to care, specifically mental health services. Presenters will discuss how access to care is critical for farming and rural and frontier communities and highlight the unique barriers these communities face. Presenters will also provide information about telehealth service and resources, and how best practices developed prior and during the pandemic may provide longer-term solutions to mental health care access for farmers and rural communities. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of how telehealth services work and how these services are implemented in real-world settings.


Session Goals 

  • Describe the impact of COVID-19 on access to telehealth in rural communities.
  • What are the unique issues related to access to telehealth in rural communities?
  • How can telehealth address concerns about stigma in access to treatment?
  • How can we work best with schools to advance telehealth in rural communities?



  • Holly J. Roberts, PhD
  • Deborah C. Baker, JD
  • Stephen Gillaspy, PhD


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The American Psychological Association (APA) and Mental Health Technology Transfer Centers (MHTTC) in Region 5 (Great Lakes) and 8 (Mountain Plains) have identified opportunities to collaborate and disseminate information to better address the mental health needs surrounding the farming and American frontier communities, through psychological science and research.