This brief looks at common acceptability, availability, and accessibility barriers to mental and substance use disorder (behavioral health) treatment and services in rural communities and presents ways telehealth can help surmount some of these barriers. The term telehealth refers to using internet and communications technologies, such as videoconferencing, chat, and text messaging, to provide health information and treatments in real time.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 2016
Alcohol/Drug Services Case Management/Care Coordination Depression
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Model programs Tools and informational materials for participants
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