Skip to main content
RSS

Rural Health
News by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Suicide Rate Highest in Decades But Worst in Rural America
Feb 7, 2018 - Highlights the increasing gap between rural and urban suicide rates, touching on some of the potential contributing factors as well as what states with high suicide rates have been doing to address it. The aggregate suicide rate for non-metropolitan counties jumped 14% over a five year period.
Source: Governing
view details
In Occupation Where Stress Is Ample, Farmers Have Few Options for Mental Health Care
Jan 16, 2018 - Discusses the impacts of the limited access many Minnesota farmers have to mental healthcare services. With high suicide rates among farmers, this lack of access coupled with increased access to firearms can be catastrophic. Also touches on efforts to address this issue, including 24-hour crisis lines and reducing stigma.
Source: Minnesota Public Radio
view details
SAMHSA Is Accepting Applications for up to $5.54 Million for the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention Grant
Dec 29, 2017 - The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for the Garrett Lee Smith (GLS) Campus Suicide Prevention Grant to develop comprehensive, collaborative, and evidence-based approaches to improving services for all college students, including those at risk for suicide, depression, serious mental illness, and substance use disorders and promoting help-seeking behavior and reducing stigma. These grants, totaling $5.54 million over the next three years, will likely go to 18 grantees.
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
view details