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Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Kansas Ag Stress: Focusing on Farmer's Mental Health
Discusses the impact of the agricultural industry on the Kansas economy and the potential stressors and dangers related to the farming industry. Offers resources and strategies for reducing farmer mental health stigma and suicide.
Additional links: Slide Deck
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Kansas Office of Primary Care & Rural Health
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Achieving Health Equity in US Suicides: A Narrative Review and Commentary
Discusses suicide mortality disparities by different demographics, such as age, race, veteran status, and rurality, among others. Tracks suicide rates from 1999-2019 and highlights rates by specific demographic group.
Author(s): Seth W. Perry, Jacob C. Rainey, Stephen Allison, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 1360
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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Recent Trends in Mental Health and Substance Use Concerns Among Adolescents
Report highlights the state of adolescent mental health and substance use across the country. Breaks down rates of suicides, drug use, drug-related deaths, and other behavioral health issues by race, sex, and sexual orientation, as well as by rurality.
Author(s): Nirmita Panchal, Robin Rudowitz, Cynthia Cox
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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A Look at Suicide Rates Ahead of 988 Launch—A National Three-Digit Suicide Prevention Hotline
Issue brief examining suicide rates between 2010 and 2020 by race/ethnicity, gender, age, and rurality based on CDC WONDER data. Describes the development of the federal 988 crisis number and potential challenges for the initiative to address the mental health needs of rural and underserved populations.
Author(s): Heather Saunders, Nirmita Panchal
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Answering The Call: 988 - A New Vision for Crisis Response
Discuss three areas important to implementing the 988 mental health crisis response number and behavioral health crisis response: interagency collaboration, the behavioral health workforce, and financing. Offers policy recommendations for developing a comprehensive crisis response system. Discusses rural considerations and challenges throughout.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Focus on School-based Mental Health for Rural Central Virginia's Youth
Policy brief highlighting the increasing need for mental health care among the rural youth population of central Virginia and in the U.S. in general. Explores the effect that pandemic-related school shutdowns have had on youth mental health, and the stigma surrounding mental health care in rural areas. Features statistics on suicide rates per 100,000 population with breakdowns by sex and rural or urban location, and student to school psychologist ratios from 2019-2020 with breakdowns by state.
Author(s): Sety Abooali
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Virginia State Office of Rural Health
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Characteristics of Suicide Among Farmers and Ranchers: Using the CDC NVDRS 2003-2018
Presents a study on farmer and rancher suicide and mental health. Details rates of suicide and thoughts of suicide by demographic information, such as age, race, and sex, and explores generational trends of suicide and mental health issues in farm families.
Author(s): Cristina D. M. Miller, Josie M. Rudolphi
Citation: American Journal of Industrial Medicine
Date: 06/2022
Type: Document
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Vital Signs: Changes in Firearm Homicide and Suicide Rates — United States, 2019–2020
Reports on changes to firearm homicide and suicide rates by age, race/ethnicity, region, and urbanization level. Examines 2019-2020 national vital statistics and population data, as well as urbanization and poverty measures at the county level.
Author(s): Scott R. Kegler, Thomas R. Simon, Marissa L. Zwald, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 71(19), 656-663
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Bringing Mental Health Services to Rural Residents
Describes how rural areas are using teams of lay mental health workers and mental health professionals to provide mental health services. Features a new library initiative in Texas and an established crisis line in Georgia.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Suicide Among American Indian and Alaska Native Veterans Who Use Veterans Health Administration Care: 2004–2018
Examines suicide rates between 2004 and 2018 in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) veterans who utilized healthcare services from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Examines trends in suicide rates by 5-year observation periods starting in 2004 and breaks down data by age, sex, and race (single race AI/AN or multi-race AI/AN).
Author(s): Nathaniel V. Mohatt, Claire A. Hoffmire, Alexandra L. Schneider, et al.
Citation: Medical Care, 60(4), 275-278
Date: 04/2022
Type: Document
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