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



Implementing Assertive Community Treatment in Kansas: Assessments

Assessments are an integral part of the ACT program to consistently be able to meet your clients



Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) During Challenging Times

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

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Promoting the Academic & Social Success of LGBTQ+ Youth Informational Brief

This informational brief was created by our partners at the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA). The content of

Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food Session 3

Recording of Native Food is Medicine: Providing Emotional/ Resilient Support for AI/AN Youth through the Healing Power of Food. Join us as we



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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.