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Next Hot Topics Webinar: Rural Mental Health

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, discusses how her rural health department adopted an emergency response framework to better support emotional health and wellness among community members.

In the next session of Hot Topics in Practice, Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, discusses how her rural health department adopted an emergency response framework to better support emotional health among community members.

November 1, 2018

Rural and frontier areas are developing innovative ways to harness limited resources in addressing high rates of suicide, depression, and drug use. In the November session of Hot Topics in Practice, Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, discusses how her rural health department adopted an emergency response framework to better support emotional health and wellness among community members.

This one-hour webinar will include a brief background of Richland County, Montana, and an overview of how leaders there identified mental health as a necessity for individual and community well-being. LaPan will also discuss the primary prevention approach the health department used to boost training, service referrals, and messaging campaigns to promote emotional wellness and improve community resiliency.

Register today and learn upstream approaches for supporting mental health in rural and frontier areas.

Supporting Emotional Wellness in Frontier Areas

Date: November 27, 2018, noon to 1:00 p.m. (PT)

Intended Audiences

Local, state, and tribal public health professionals; behavioral and mental health providers; non-profits, faith based organizations, and veteran’s groups

Presenter

Judith LaPan, MS, MBA, Lead Local Public Health Official, Richland County Health Department, Montana

About Hot Topics in Practice

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