“Stretching psychiatric care in rural Pennsylvania”

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This February 25, 2016 article on the News works website talks about the immense struggle that rural areas face when trying to meet the demand for mental health services, particularly access to Psychiatrists, in Pennsylvania.  The article estimates that there are about 10 Psychiatrists for every 100,000 people in Pennsylvania and points out that many of the existing Psychiatrists seem to cluster around the larger cities leaving folks in rural areas where the need tends to be greater with fewer

English: This photo describes a rural area

English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

professionals to serve those with mental health issues.

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“For Young People In Rural Areas, Suicide Poses A Growing Threat”

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This March 9, 2015 NPR Shots article talks about the how 51% of suicides in rural area involve guns.  The article doesn’t suggest taking guns away, but suggests that people who own them take time to secure their guns in a safe way that will limit access to them by people who could be at risk.  It was felt that safely securing firearms and limiting access to them could reduce suicide rates in rural areas by between 30% and 50% of the current rural suicide rate.

“Indians in juvenile detention get incarceration, but no rehabilitation”

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This November 29, 2014 Washington Post article found on the Reading Eagle website talks about issues faced by Indians on Reservations in South Dakota.

“After Months Of Homelessness, A Teen Leaves The Woods Behind”

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This May 24, 2014  NPR article talks about a family who lived in the woods of rural New York  until the community got together to help them get back on their feet.

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“Mental Health Recovery is Holistic” (Video)

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This YouTube video was uploaded to YouTube by Recovery Tidbits on January 24, 2012 and offers a quick reminder about Recovery from Mental Illness.

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“Rural primary care physicians offer insight into rural women’s health care”

English: This photo describes a rural area

English: This photo describes a rural area (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

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This February 5, 2014 Medical Press article talks about the differences between women accessing medical and mental health care in rural areas compared to access to medical professionals in urban areas.  Rural south central Pennsylvania is mentions in the article.

 

 

 

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