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Claudia Lanuza

Mental Health in Rural America: Improving Access and Overcoming Taboos

Community Benefit, Mental Health

Mental Illness impacts one in four people in America and has devastating effects on the health and well-being of individuals. People struggling with mental health and substance abuse problems are unable to live full lives and fully function within communities. Many times, individuals don’t receive the care they need because it either isn’t available or it is a seen as “taboo” to seek treatment. CHI Health Schuyler knows this needs to change and that’s why we are working with many partners, through the Colfax County Behavioral Health Coalition, to make a difference in both physical and mental health for all of our community. Access to care is a critical aspect of mental health and Colfax County, like most rural counties … Continue reading

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