By Lindsay Ottis
Director of Mental Health Senior Life Solutions 

Senior Life Solutions addresses mental health in rural communities


May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Antelope Memorial Hospital is spreading awareness of the challenges of receiving mental health access in rural areas. While mental illnesses have a similar prevalence in both rural and urban environments, the circumstances and access to treatment look different.

The National Rural Health Association tells us that rural residents face more obstacles in obtaining behavioral health services. As a result, distinct mental health differences are seen rurally compared to urban residents.  

Studies have also shown that the risk of suicide is higher in r...

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