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Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities; HHS Region 8

11:00am - October 19, 2021 | Timezone: US/Mountain
Mountain Plains MHTTC
Registration Deadline: October 19, 2021
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Contact us at rachel.navarro@und.edu

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


Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities

 

Faith communities and their accompanying social connections and supports can bolster the resilience and mental health of all individuals. In rural and remote settings faith communities can function as a key pillar of support for many individuals. Join Ken Flanagan, PhD, to learn more about how increasing faith supports for rural individuals can lead to better mental health and improved treatment outcomes.

 


Trainer


Ken Flanagan, PhD, LCSW