RB 5-14 Urban-Rural Differences in Mental Health Concerns: Findings from a Survey of the American General Population

This research provides stylized facts about mental health in the metro and the nonmetro and thus opens pathways for further
research on the topic; survey data from the National Alliance on Mental Illness were used to gain insights into residents’
perceptions / knowledge about mental health. Results of data analysis suggest that “mental healthcare” is a worrisome topic
for more of the metro residents than the nonmetro ones. Furthermore, increasing federal and state funding for mental
health care is strongly supported by metro residents, but not so strongly by nonmetro residents.