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Research Identifies Challenges to Accessing Mental Health Services in Rural Pennsylvania

 

March 24, 2022



It’s no secret that barriers to receiving mental health care have existed for years.

Research has shown disparity in mental health service use in rural areas nationwide, as rural residents are significantly less likely to receive any mental health treatment compared to urban residents.

To learn more about access to and demand for mental health services in rural Pennsylvania, especially among youth and the elderly, the Center partnered with researchers from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania as part of the Center’s Research Grant Program.

The researchers analyzed available data from the...



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