Mental Health Focus: Dr. Brian Wright Sheds Light on Winter Blues
The holidays and the general gloominess of the winter season can contribute to depression and anxiety for many people. Brian Wright, MD, a Mercer Medicine psychiatrist, explains the winter blues.
Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center Trains 1,400 Rural Citizens in Community Resiliency
Over the course of five months, 1,400 rural citizens were trained in the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Participants in this free, skills-based wellness program included middle and high school students, school teachers and counselors, clergy, health care providers, and Mercer School of Medicine students.
Supporting Communities in Addressing Mental Health Challenges through Mental Health First Aid
Mental health is an essential part of our overall well-being. Just like physical health, it can be impacted by various factors, including genetics, life experiences, and environmental factors. However, it’s important to remember that mental health challenges can be invisible and that there is no one-size-fits-all way they look or feel. Mental health challenges are…
GRHIC and the Center for Rural Health and Health Disparities Host Maternal Mental Health Training
Maternal mental health is a growing health care crisis nationwide. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report on maternal mortality rates by state, Georgia has the seventh highest rate. Based on data from 2017-2019, the CDC reported that mental health conditions were among the most frequent underlying cause of pregnancy-related deaths…
Transforming Trauma into Resilience: The Community Resiliency Model in Action
In the heart of rural communities, where close-knit bonds and shared experiences shape the fabric of daily life, the impact of trauma can be deeply felt. Whether it’s the aftermath of a natural disaster, the hidden wounds of domestic violence, or the cumulative weight of economic hardship, trauma leaves a mark on individuals and their…
Maternal Health Improvement Pilot Project: Expanding the Outreach of Rural Prenatal Care
The Georgia Rural Health Innovation Center recognizes the value of creating community-centric models to improve availability and access to care, in particular, preserving local access to care. The Center has identified a unique opportunity to yield cutting-edge research data as part of its Maternal Mental Health Improvement Pilot Project.