Suicide in rural America
This story is the second in a three-part series on suicide in rural areas of the U.S. Certain regions—notably Western states—and demographics—such as American Indians and Native Alaskans— have higher rates compared with other areas and populations. What are some of the factors cited in these trends? Other installments in the series:
Part 1: (July 26):
How have suicide rates changed in recent years across the nation and what are some of the reasons why suicide is typically more prevalent in rural communities?
Part 3 (Sept. 27):
What could and should hospitals, community health centers and rural health clinics be doing to build awareness and emphasize suicide prevention?