Rural #mentalhealth in Australia: Building on #strengths

  1. 62 mircoblogs about #Rural #mentalhealth in Australia and Building on our #strengths

  1.  related text: http://www.cambridge.org/au/academic/subjects/medicine/nursing/mental-health-person-centred-approach?format=PB
  1. #Rural is Multi dimensional concept…

  1. #RuralCulture… being from the bush…
  1. #RuralPlace… w/ psychological, emotional, socio-eco constructs
  1. #RuralIdentity… connection to place & people
  1. #RuralGeography…index & zones http://www.adelaide.edu.au/apmrc/research/projects/category/about_aria.html
  1. #Rural #MentalHealth – plan for 1/3 Australian population in #rural & #regional communities
  1. #mateship: Inter-relatedness #Caring #Connected #MutuallySupportive

  1. #mateship & #Rural lifestyle implications for #recovery in rural #mentalhealth
  2. #WaltzingMatilda A #rural #cultural anthem? http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/paterson-a-b-banjo/waltzing-matilda-0026009
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability: Rural itinerant #agricultural workforce

  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability – #loneliness & #isolation
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability : Sleeping rough – homeless. No regular shelter
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability: #FoodSecurity #access to #quality #foods & services
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability: financial insecurity, petty crime, police & law matters
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #vulnerability: Loss of #hope for the future – suicide risk.
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: volatile cconomic base – #agricultural influences #Walcha

  1. #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: Limited access to public services & amenities
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: Travel distance/time & transport & fuel
  1. #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: #Environmental #vulnerability – drought, flood, rain, fire

22 #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: Vocational thresholds & un/under employment

23 #rural #mentalhealth #pressurepoints: getting the stoicism balance right #nottoomuch #nottoolittle #Walcha

24 #suicide: 800,000+ people die by suicide each year – one person every 40 seconds

25 #suicide: in 2014 2,864 #Australians died

26 #suicide: Leading cause of death for #Australian #youth. (25% of total youth deaths)

27 #suicide: 65,000 people attempt suicide & 600,000 think about suicide each year #Australia

28 #rural #mentalhealth fact: 16% higher prevalence in rural communities

29 #rural #mentalhealth fact: Rural men more stoic – reluctant to seek help

30 #rural #mentalhealth fact: Rural women higher levels #depression & #anxiety

31 #rural #mentalhealth fact: Most vulnerable period 15-24 years

32 #rural #mentalhealth fact: Young rural men suicide rate double urban

33 #rural #mentalhealth fact: 85 yr+ rural men highest suicide rate

34 #rural #mentalhealth #risk: Low-socio-eco circumstances & Unemployment

35 #rural #mentalhealth #risk: Female gender and unmarried

36 #rural #mentalhealth #risk: Alcohol abuse

37 #rural #mentalhealth #risk: History of childhood sexual abuse

38 #rural #mentalhealth #risk: Poor social networks &/or small size of primary support groups

39 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Longer duration of rural residency improves #QoL

40 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Strong social connections

41 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Close social proximity despite geographical distances

42 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Open spaces – interaction with nature

43 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Access to farm gate fresh food

44 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Short travel times (locally)

45 #rural #mentalhealth #strength: Unique employment (ag/ mining)

46 #rural #mentalhealth #goingforward: improved political & social awareness

47 #rural #mentalhealth #goingforward: #DigitalTherapies – #ementalhealth

48 #rural #mentalhealth #goingforward: #EarlyIntervention & #Prevention

49 #rural #mentalhealth #goingforward: Progressive society for #LBGT. Reduction in #stigma #bullying #racism

50 #rural #mentalhealth #goingforward: Addressing historic issues eg royal commission sexual abuse

51 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: Reducing face-to-face services & amenities

52 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: Insufficient rural mental health public budgets

53 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: Unreliability of #internet services

54 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: #Ice, #cannabis, #drugs, #substance misuse

55 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: Economic & #rural commodity downturns

56 #threats #rural #mentalhealth: Environmental factors

57 #rural #mentalhealth#resilience #promotion: Enhancing and supporting social connection

58 #rural #mentalhealth#resilience #promotion:Invite men to seek help earlier

59 #rural #mentalhealth#resilience #promotion: Enhance & Support public & other transport infrastructure

60#rural #mentalhealth#resilience #promotion: Advocates & champions across rural sectors & politics

61 #rural #mentalhealth #resilience #promotion: Sustain self-care; satisfaction in life & hope generation

62 #rural #mentalhealth #resilience #promotion: drive & support #Digital literacy & #ementalhealth innovation

 

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