Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit
Welcome to the Rural Mental Health and Substance Abuse Toolkit. It is designed to help you develop and implement programs to improve community mental health using proven approaches and strategies.
The toolkit is made up of several modules. Each concentrates on different aspects of mental health and substance abuse programs. Modules include resources for you to use in developing a program for your community.
- Module 1: Mental Health and Substance Abuse in Rural
Learn about rural mental health and substance abuse issues so you can develop practical solutions to address them.
- Module 2: Where to Begin - Determining Rural
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Needs
First steps in creating rural mental health and/or substance abuse programs.
- Module 3: Development and Use of
Using evidence-based interventions to meet community needs.
- Module 4: Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Programming in Different Settings
Rural mental health and substance abuse program strategies for communities, schools, and health care providers.
- Module 5: Evaluating Rural Mental Health and
Substance Abuse Programs
Evaluating rural mental health and substance abuse programs to help communities assess their effectiveness and build the evidence base for what works in rural communities.
- Module 6: Dissemination of Rural
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Best Practices
Methods for disseminating results from your mental health or substance abuse program.
- Module 7: Program Clearinghouse
Examples of rural mental health and substance abuse programs that have been implemented to support screening and recovery efforts in community, school, and clinical settings.
- Module 8: Additional Resources
Resources and organizations that can help with program planning and implementation.
This toolkit is also available as a printable PDF.