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Rural educators struggle to respond to student mental health with limited resources, study finds

Rural educators struggle to respond to student mental health with limited resources, study finds

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public domain Educators in rural Maine schools struggle to meet the mental and emotional needs of their students due to a lack of resources and institutional support, according to a new study from the University of Maine. In education around the world, there is a tension between achieving institutional goals such as budget …

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A trickle of COVID relief funds helps fill gaps in rural children's mental health services

A trickle of COVID relief funds helps fill gaps in rural children’s mental health services

The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center building has long stood at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian town, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the hills of southeastern Ohio have traveled to the hilltop hospital for treatment. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, often without patients, closed. Later, …

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Mary Blondy, of The Loyalsock Foundation, envisions a state-of-the art wellness center, with a pool and meditation area, in rural Sullivan County.

This rural Pennsylvania county does not have a public gymnasium. A retired banker has a $20 million plan.

LAPORTE, Pennsylvania – High up an old logging road, deep in the forest, Mary Blondy envisions a doorway amid rocks, ferns and fallen leaves. Fluorescent ribbons and surveyor’s flags break up the browns and greens of the woods on this chilly November afternoon. They delineate the future location of the Summit Wellness Center, the places …

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Accredited Rural Family Residency Program - Daily Advocate & Early Bird News

Accredited Rural Family Residency Program – Daily Advocate & Early Bird News

Doctor Carlos Menendez “> Doctor Carlos Menendez GREENVILLE – Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, in collaboration with Miami Valley Hospital, Darke County Family Health Services and Wayne HealthCare of Greenville, is working to address the doctor shortage in rural communities in Ohio through its new rural family residency program. . The goal of …

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New doctors want to serve rural areas - Fairbury Journal News

New doctors want to serve rural areas – Fairbury Journal News

Dr. Madhav Narayan and Dr. Sean Flor, JCH&L’s newest family physicians who started this fall, both came to JCH&L because they want to serve a rural area as family physicians.“Having doctors and others advocating for good things helps communities,” Dr Narayan said. “The key to being part of the solution is to be physically present.”Dr. …

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signs legislation establishing the Community Assistance, Recovery and Empowerment Act in September. The program is meant to address some of California’s mental health care shortcomings.

A California Crisis: Too Many Rural Communities Don’t Have Access to Mental Health Treatments

OPINION AND COMMENT Editorials and other opinion content provide viewpoints on issues important to our community and are independent of the work of our newsroom reporters. Governor Gavin Newsom signs legislation establishing the Community Relief, Recovery and Empowerment Act in September. The program aims to fill some of the gaps in mental health care in …

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville students walk to class on campus in this 2016 file photo.

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Introduces Rural Mental Health Institute

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is launching an institute to address critical mental health issues in rural South Texas. The Texas A&M University System Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the institute this month. At the same meeting, the regents approved an institute of Mexican American studies at the university. Texas A&M University-Kingsville Creates Space for …

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A photo shows the inside of the Mary Hill Youth and Family Center. Colorful signs on the walls read, "You can do it," and "the power of yet."

Trickle of Covid relief funds helps fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center building has long stood at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian town, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the hills of southeastern Ohio have traveled to the hilltop hospital for treatment. Then, in 2014, the 15-bed hospital, often without …

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COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

COVID relief funds help fill gaps in mental health services for rural children

By Christina Saint Louis | KHN NELSONVILLE, Ohio — The Mary Hill Youth and Family Center building has long stood at a crossroads overlooking this rural Appalachian town, but its purpose has evolved. For 65 years, residents of Nelsonville and the hills of southeastern Ohio have traveled to the hilltop hospital for treatment. Then, in …

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Access to health insurance, a crucial research for rural communities

Access to health insurance, a crucial research for rural communities

PEOSTA, Iowa — Health insurance is an important consideration for every family — including farmers and ranchers in rural areas, where options may be limited. Insurance coverage and research were discussed on the AgriSafe Talking Total Farmer Health podcast on November 1. Florence Becot, rural sociologist and researcher at the National Farm Medicine Center, and …

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