Focus Area for the Mountain Plains MHTTC

The rural mental health vision for the Mountain Plains MHTTC is to support increased access to providers of mental health services for the more than 60 million Americans living in rural communities. To achieve this, the Center develops and promotes training and technical assistance which supports the rural mental health workforce and reduces barriers to mental health treatment for rural residents.


The Center also recognizes that the agricultural community encounters unique challenges related to the accessibility, availability, and acceptability of mental health services. Specific training and resources have been developed to address mental health and suicide among agricultural workers farm managers/owners, and agricultural workers.


Upcoming Trainings



Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) During Challenging Times

Event Description Current conditions have created new and unique challenges for parents, caregivers



Assessing and Treating Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

This presentation will provide an introduction to the assessment and treatment of Attention Deficit



Behavioral Health in Rural Iowa: A Discussion on the Issues, Observations, and Innovations

Join us for this panel discussion at the Iowa Community Healthcare Conference, with a variety of



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Implementing Assertive Community Treatment in Kansas: This session is closed to select participants



Implementing Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) in Kansas Learning Community: Prescribers (October…

This learning community is closed to select participants. To learn more about this series, visit the

Products & Resources

Make A Positive Difference Resource List: Recovery and Resilience Supports in Response to Sexual Violence

September 15, 2022 Our Make A Positive Difference resource list offers facts and statistics on sexual violence, connections to state-based

Person-Centered Recovery Planning: Partnering for Wellness and Recovery

September 14, 2022 This interactive webinar provided an overview of key strategies to move person-centered care from theory to reality through

Michigan Telehealth Research Infographics: MDHHS Medicaid Behavioral Telehealth Survey Data (Jan. 2020-Dec.2021)

The Community Mental Health Association of Michigan (CMHAM) created infographics based on data gathered in their recent statewide behavioral



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Healing Our Protectors:  Building Resilience Among  Tribal Law Enforcement Officers  Through  Cultural Interventions

This is a resource that serves behavioral health treatment providers in gaining a deeper understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of their work as a law enforcement officer. 




Farm Stress Grab-n-Go Kit

In response to the increasing need for mental health tools for farm and ranching communities, the Mid-America Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), and the Mountain Plains MHTTC collaborated to develop a set of easy-to-use ("Grab-n-Go") presentations and flyers for use by extension offices and behavioral health providers in farm communities.

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Coming soon




Voices From The Field: A Blog About Resilience During The Pandemic




Voices from the Field is a seven-part blog series that focuses the reader on the spiritual, physical, and mental wellness of providers responding to the global health pandemic. The series includes voices from leaders serving Region 8 states including Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.  


CLICK HERE to access the Voices from the Field blog. 

Please reach out to us at [email protected] to inquire about additional resources regarding rural mental health and other mental health topics.