Sui­cide in ru­ral Amer­ica

Modern Healthcare - - Rural Health -

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?

What’s driv­ing the cri­sis and what providers are do­ing about it

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