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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Farm and Ranch Stress
A collection of resources addressing issues related to farmer mental health. Includes information on stress and stress management, coping priorities and resources, and background information on the sources of stress in farming and ranching.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: North Dakota State University Extension
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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Offers free and confidential support for people in distress, suicide prevention and crisis resources, and best practices for professionals. Call 800-273-TALK (8255) or chat via the program website. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Type: Hotline
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North Dakota Suicide Prevention Plan 2017-2020
Discusses suicide and suicide prevention efforts in North Dakota. Provides information for LGBTQ+, American Indian, and veteran populations. Highlights goals and strategies for prevention.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: North Dakota Department of Health, North Dakota Suicide Prevention Coalition
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Best and Promising Practices for the Implementation of Zero Suicide in Indian Country
Outlines methods for creating suicide-safe practices for healthcare systems in American Indian communities. Breaks down the framework by steps in the intervention and highlights best and promising practices for each.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Zero Suicide in Health and Behavioral Health Care
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Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit
Resources and best practices to develop rural suicide prevention programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Durango Cares
Works to connect the residents of rural La Plata county, Colorado to mental health services within their community. Discusses efforts focusing on youth suicide prevention that grew in response to the increasing rates of suicide for individuals aged 15 to 24 living in La Plata county. Highlights resources, events, and stories related to suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Durango Herald
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Alaska Native Collaborative Hub for Research on Resilience (ANCHRR)
Presents an NIH funded program to support efforts to reduce suicide among Alaska Native (AN) youth. Assists in the development of tribal capacity to conduct research and promote well-being.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Institutes of Health
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AI/AN Community Crisis Response Guidelines
Details suicide prevention guidelines for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Presents separate guidelines for the tribal-level, IHS Area-level, IHS Headquarters-level, and for a local response team, including protocols and an appendix.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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CDC Rural Health
Provides an overview of rural health concerns, access to CDC-produced reports highlighting rural health issues, and examples of resources and successful approaches to improve health in rural communities. Topics addressed include antibiotic use, arthritis, cancer, child health, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), leading causes of death, diabetes, drug overdose, health behaviors, motor vehicle safety, suicide, seat belt use, and vaccination in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Health Equity Change Makers: Elk's Story
A video describing the Northern Arapaho Horse Culture class, a suicide and substance abuse prevention program that uses Native American culture and horsemanship to encourage youth to work through challenges and build resiliency. The program is part of the Northern Arapaho Suicide Prevention Program on the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming funded by the Indian Health Service. Length: 2:25
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health
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