Rural residents need more than a quick-fix approach to mental health

For some country residents, a mental health check at a field day may be the only face-to-face mental health care they encounter. The Council of Australian Governments' Reform Council data tells us only half of remote area residents needing mental health care actually receive it, when compared to people accessing mental health care in cities.

The following article compares rates of mental health in rural and urban areas, including shortfalls in mental health access within rural populations.

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