Rural Mental Health Topic Guide

Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub)

This topic guide focuses on mental health - the biological component of behavioral health - in rural areas and helps health and human services providers in their efforts to develop, maintain and expand mental health services in rural communities. It also highlights challenges and important issues in mental health care delivery, such as workforce shortages, access issues, anonymity, stigma, integration of mental health services into primary care and suicide prevention.