Supporting Rural Aging Population

11:00am - October 12, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: October 12, 2021
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Series Description

Addressing Rural Co-Morbidities of Mental Health and Social Conditions


Individuals living in rural communities face unique challenges when attempting to access care for mental health concerns. The “three A’s” of rural treatment barriers often reference the difficulty of finding accessible, affordable, and acceptable care for persons in remote and rural settings. Co-morbid mental health and social conditions increase the complexity of treatment and make delivering evidence-based care challenging for mental health providers of all professions. This series will review practices that providers can utilize to support rural populations presenting with a variety of co-morbid conditions.


Part One: Employing Treatment and Environmental Interventions to Support Rural Populations

October 5, 2021

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Part Two: Supporting Rural Aging Populations

October 12, 2021

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Part Three: Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities

October 19, 2021

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Session Description

Supporting Rural Aging Populations


Aging in a rural setting can present unique and changing difficulties that can have negative effects on the mental health of individuals. The aging process can be complicated by a lack of resources that support connections, and difficulty maintaining living environments. Join Ken Flanagan, PhD, to learn evidence-based practices for supporting individuals aging in rural settings.



Ken Flanagan, PhD, LCSW