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Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Hospital Visits in the U.S. for Firearm-Related Injuries, 2009
Provides data on hospital visits for firearm-related injuries in 2009, with information related to assault, intentional self-injury, and unintentional injury. Table 2 includes data by location of patient residence, for urban and rural areas.
Author(s): Alison Evans Cuellar, Elizabeth Stranges, Carol Stocks
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Suicide Among Patients in the Veterans Affairs Health System: Rural-Urban Differences in Rates, Risks, and Methods
Examines rural and urban differences in suicide rates, risks, and methods in veterans. Provides characteristic data for veterans by gender, age, psychiatric condition, risk days, distance to Veterans Affairs mental healthcare, and more.
Author(s): John F. McCarthy, Frederic C. Blow, Rosalinda V. Ignacio, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 102(Suppl 1), S111–S117
Date: 03/2012
Type: Document
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Preventing Suicide: A Toolkit for High Schools
Provides tools and resources for high schools, school districts, and their partners to design and implement strategies to prevent suicide. Promote behavioral and mental health among students with a special focus on American Indian students and other minority student populations in rural and urban areas.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Assessment of Awareness of Connectedness as a Culturally-Based Protective Factor for Alaska Native Youth
Describes development of the Awareness of Connectedness Scale, a quantitative scale tested with 284 Alaska Native youth to assess risk, resiliency, and change, based on cultural concepts of disorder, wellness, and healing.
Author(s): Nathaniel V. Mohatt, Carlotta C. Ting Fok, Rebekah Burket, David Henry, James Allen
Citation: Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 17(4), 444–455
Date: 10/2011
Type: Document
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Adolescent Suicide Prevention Program Manual: A Public Health Model For Native American Communities
Describes a community-based suicide prevention program in a rural Native American community.
Author(s): Patricia Serna
Date: 04/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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Altitude, Gun Ownership, Rural Areas, and Suicide
Analyzes the relationship between the mean county and state altitude with total age-adjusted firearm and non-firearm suicide rates, gun ownership, and population densities within the western part of the United States.
Author(s): Namkug Kim, Jennie B. Mickelson, Barry E. Brenner, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Psychiatry, 168(1), 49-54
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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Initiatives to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services in the Veterans Affairs Health System
Discusses efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to care for veterans, particularly in behavioral health. Stresses the importance of veteran access to health provision in rural settings.
Author(s): Harold Kudler, Kristy Straits-Tröster, Mire Brancu
Citation: North Carolina Medical Journal, 72(1), 40-42
Date: 01/2011
Type: Document
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The Burden of Injury in Wisconsin, 2011
Presents state and county-level statistics on the burden of injuries to Wisconsin residents from 2007-2009.
Author(s): Amy Schlotthauer, Tara Goris, Rebecca Turpin
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Wisconsin Department of Health Services
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Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline: Analysis of Options for Decision Making
Describes the analysis and research completed to determine how a suicide hotline could be established and sustained in the state of Idaho. Includes information on infrastructure needs, policies and procedures, marketing, operator training, and more. Covers suicide statistics for rural and urban Idaho residents. Provides recommendations for implementing a suicide prevention hotline.
Author(s): Ann D. Kirkwood, Beth Hudnall Stamm, Amy C. Hudnall, Susan L. Blampied
Date: 2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Idaho State University Institute of Rural Health
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Suicide and Alcohol: Do Outlets Play a Role?
Results of a study to determine whether the number of alcohol outlets in local and adjacent areas, including rural areas, was related over time to suicide and suicide attempts.
Author(s): Fred W. Johnson, Paul J. Gruenewald, Lillian G. Remer
Citation: Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 33(12), 2124-2133
Date: 12/2009
Type: Document
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