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Rural Resilience: Bridging Mental Health Support for Men in the Heartland

April 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Statistics reveal a concerning trend: a significant number of men who have died by suicide had visited a healthcare provider within 30 days prior to their death. This alarming fact underscores the urgent need for more effective mental health interventions and support systems within rural settings. This session aims to shed light on the critical intersection of masculinity, mental health, and rural life, and explore how everyday places—such as doctors’ offices, churches, workplaces, and community gatherings—can become gateways to meaningful conversations and interventions.

Key topics will include:

  • Understanding the barriers to mental health support for rural men, including stigma, limited resources, and cultural norms.
  • Strategies for healthcare providers to initiate mental health conversations and recognize warning signs during routine visits.
  • The role of churches and faith-based organizations in providing support and breaking down the stigma associated with mental health issues.
  • Integrating mental health awareness and support into workplaces, especially in industries predominant in rural areas.
  • The importance of Integrated Behavioral Health positions in creating a holistic approach to health care in rural settings.


April 3
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network
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