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Rural Health
News by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Sep 17, 2021 - Reports on challenges facing rural Kansas counties related to suicide prevention and stigma surrounding mental health needs, describing the impacts of mental healthcare shortages and economic hardships on agricultural communities. Notes differences in suicide rates in rural Kansas and other Midwestern states and discusses initiatives to promote safe firearm storage, mental health first aid training for community and agriculture business leaders, and other community-level efforts.
Source: Flatland
Sep 13, 2021 - The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking comment on proposed updates to the Periodicity Schedule of the Bright Futures Recommendations for Pediatric Preventive Health Care (Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule) as part of the HRSA-supported preventive service guidelines for infants, children, and adolescents. The Periodicity Schedule is maintained through a national cooperative agreement between the American Academy of Pediatrics and HRSA. Comments are due by October 13, 2021.
Source: Federal Register
Sep 13, 2021 - Describes how the Together With Veterans Rural Suicide Prevention Program is being implemented in Greene County, Pennsylvania to address suicide and offer suicide prevention services for veterans.
Source: Observer-Reporter
Sep 9, 2021 - Highlights a school-based suicide prevention program, Sources of Strength, in rural Kentucky. Discusses the program's proactive approach to connecting with students at small schools about mental health and providing assistance to students who may be struggling.
Source: WHAS11