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Removing barriers to rural mental health care

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Though mental health issues are certainly not exclusive to those living and working in rural communities, the barriers to receiving care for those needs are definitely higher for rural residents than their urban counterparts.

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In "Mental Health: Overlooked and Disregarded in Rural America," published by the Center for Rural Affairs in May 2009, the barriers to mental health services in rural areas were said to "revolve around issues of availability and accessibility."

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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