Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons living in rural areas of the U.S. face tremendous challenges in accessing appropriate treatment and social support for mental illness and substance use disorders. Funded by the National Institute on Mental Health grant number R34MH09523, this pilot project designed, implemented, and evaluated a data- and theory driven intervention to address these challenges within the predominantly rural state of New Mexico.
Additional PIRE Investigators
- Patricia Hokanson, M.P.H.
Israel, T., Willging, C.E., Ley, D. (2016). Development and evaluation of training for LGBTQ mental health peer advocates. Journal of Rural Mental Health, 40 (1) 22. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1037/rmh0000046 PMCID: PMC4976932 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4976932/
Willging, C. E., Harkness, A., Israel, T., Ley, D., Hokanson, P. S., DeMaria, C., Joplin, A., Smiley, V. (2018). A mixed-method assessment of a pilot peer advocate intervention for rural gender and sexual minorities. Community Mental Health Journal, 54 (4) 395-409. DOI: 10.1007/s10597-017-0168-x PMCID: PMC5856590 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5856590/
Willging, C. E., Israel, T., Ley, D., Trott, E. M., DeMaria, C., Joplin, A., Smiley, V. (2016). Coaching mental health peer advocates for rural LGBTQ people. Journal of Gay and Lesbian Mental Health, 20 (3) 214-236. DOI: 10.1080/19359705.2016.1166469 PMCID: PMC4957399 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4957399/