Linking Voices to Promote Rural Mental Health
The National Association for Rural Mental Health (NARMH) is a professional organization
that serves the field of rural mental health. NARMH's membership includes the entire spectrum
of the rural mental health community: consumers, family members, practitioners, administrators,
educators, researchers, and policy makers.
NARMH's mission is "Linking Voices to Promote Rural Mental Health." NARMH carries out
this mission through electronic (website & listserves) and print communication, an annual national
conference, participation in national policy making, and special projects.
A unifying force for NARMH has been a focus on rural which includes a commitment to rural
people and those that serve them. This belief that rural comes first has allowed NARMH to
concentrate its efforts to improve access, availability, acceptability of mental health and
substance abuse services and research in rural and frontier areas.