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



What is Trauma-Informed Care?

Trauma-informed care is not just for the behavioral health professional, but rather a client

Products & Resources

Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occurring Disorders – An Overview of Skills and Best Practices (5-Part Series)

Mental Health and Substance Use Co-Occurring Disorders – An Overview of Skills and Best Practices (5-Part Series) Access slide decks with the



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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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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. 

If you would like to learn more about how the global COVID-19 pandemic has affected rural mental health and farm stress, please click here


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