North Dakota faces a serious lack of behavioral health services and professionals. Stigma and privacy concerns associated with mental health issues in rural areas may mean that many people do not seek out the few services available. The Center for Rural Health works to offset behavioral health disparities by:
- Supporting rural health facilities as they work to provide behavioral health services.
- Addressing the lack of culturally competent behavioral health professionals in tribal communities.
- Sharing behavioral health research, data, and best practices.
- Utilizing relevant state, tribal, and local data to guide North Dakota's substance abuse prevention planning, programming, and evaluation.
Most Recent Publications
The Role of Rural and Urban Geography and Gender in Community Stigma Around Mental Illness
This article describes the role of gender and rural-urban living in perceptions about mental illness in North Dakota. Results are based off of a survey conducted in the fall of 2018; the survey was completed by 749 North Dakota residents.Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Tan, C.M., Urlacher, B., Heitkamp, T.
Publication: Health Education & Behavior
Date: November 2020
Type: Journal Article
Strengthening Resilience: Promoting Positive School Mental Health Among Indigenous Youth
The purpose of this toolkit is to provide tools for k-12 educators, administrators, and mental health treatment providers to better address the learning and behavioral health needs of Indigenous youth in a holistic manner.Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Fox, L., Nielsen, S.
Date: October 2020
Health Professional Shortage Area Scoring & Data Sources
A fact sheet explaining the basic criteria and data used in scoring Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) for the primary care, mental health, and dental health disciplines.Project: Primary Care Office
Author(s): North Dakota Primary Care Office
Date: September 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center: Year Two Program Snapshot
This snapshot provides program goals, reach, and measures impact of the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center program in year two (August 15, 2019 - August 14, 2020).Project: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center
Author(s): Schroeder, S., Terry, D., Helfand, B
Date: September 2020
Type: Fact Sheet
CRH Continues Its Mission During COVID-19
Center for Rural Health (CRH) staff help rural communities, healthcare facilities, and others navigate through COVID-19.Projects: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, National Indigenous Elder Justice Initiative, National Resource Center on Native American Aging, North Dakota Brain Injury Network, Primary Care Office, Project ECHO, Rural Health Information Hub, Rural Health Research Gateway, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program
Author(s): Haugen, B.
Publication: Focus on Rural Health
Date: July 2020
Most Recent Presentations
- Approaching Mental Health in America - Adapting Care and Identifying Opportunities
Presented by Schroeder, S. on Oct 14, 2020 at the Public Policy Exchange, Webinar
- Introduction to Farm Stress: Mental Health Needs Among Diverse Farm Populations
Presented by Schroeder, S., Heitkamp, T., Perdue, M. on Nov 25, 2019 at the Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network, Webinar
- Benefits of Developing Interdisciplinary Teams and Working with Rural Communities to Conduct Research with a Local Impact
Presented by Schroeder, S., Ruthig, J., Hand, L., Sanner-Stiehr, E., Heitkamp, T. on Oct 14, 2019 at the WONCA World Rural Health Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Factor Analysis of Beck Depression Inventory-II with Two American Indian Samples
Presented by Gray, J., Petros, T., Stupnisky, R. on Aug 08, 2019 at the 2019 American Psychological Association Convention, Chicago, Illinois
- Measuring Social Stigma in North Dakota around Mental Health Disorders
Presented by Schroeder, S. on Jun 11, 2019 at the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, Minot, North Dakota