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Optimizing Rural Care


Rural Provider PTSD Toolkit

Optimizing Rural Care
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  Managing suicide risk, professional isolation, and providing care in areas lacking PTSD specialty providers can be daunting for the rural provider. Thankfully, technology advancements provide a critical reprieve. Online communities foster growth and mentoring among providers, and for patients, a growing number of health care organizations are now offering virtual treatment to the clinic or directly to a patient's home. This section of the toolkit offers tips for building a community of practice and ideas on how to incorporate telehealth, mobile apps, and online tools into your care, as well as strategies for managing suicide risk among rural patients.

PTSD Information Voice Mail: (802) 296-6300
Also see: VA Mental Health