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
Part Two: Supporting Rural Aging Populations
October 12, 2021
Part Three: Using Faith Supports to Increase Mental Health in Rural Communities
October 19, 2021
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.
Ken Flanagan, PhD, LCSW