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Mental Health First Aid
for Rural Communities

Stand with your community and learn to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge.

Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities

Rural communities face significant challenges in accessing mental health care. Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities allows adults to acknowledge and begin to address those disparities, as well as identify the many unique strengths that come from living in a community of supportive neighbors, friends and families.


Learn more: download the MHFA for Rural Communities one-pager.

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Mental Health Matters in Rural Communities

of people in non-metropolitan counties experienced a mental health condition.
Approximately 1.8 million people living in rural areas reported having serious thoughts of suicide in the previous year.
Rural areas are experiencing chronic shortages of mental health professionals.

How MHFA for Rural Communities Can Help

Reduces stigma
Increases mental health and substance use literacy.
Teaches an action plan to identify and respond to signs of mental health or substance use challenges among individuals living in rural communities.
Encourages an open dialogue about mental health.

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To read more about how Mental Health First Aid is helping critical populations,
check out our case studies , or read our blog and filter by population type.

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