Rural Health Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
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 view details
California: County Health Status Profiles 2022
Reports on health status indicators recommended by the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services for monitoring
state and local progress toward achieving Healthy People
2020 goals for the state of California. Includes
county-specific information for cancer deaths, diabetes,
sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, and other
Date: 04/2022 Type: Document Sponsoring organization: California Department of Public Health view details
Response to Suicide in Rural Communities: A Panel Discussion
Webinar recording features a discussion about youth suicide prevention in both rural schools and communities. Highlights rates of suicide among youth aged 10 to 24 from 2009-2018 and details the perspectives of mental health professionals working in rural communities.
Date: 04/2022 Type: Video/Multimedia Sponsoring organization: Mountain Plains Mental Health Technology Transfer Center view details
Trajectories of Handgun Carrying in Rural Communities From Early Adolescence to Young Adulthood
Results of a study of 2,002 students in 12 communities across 7 states, to explore the patterns, frequency, and duration of handgun carrying among youths growing up in rural areas. Features demographics and statistics including percentage of respondents carrying a handgun at least once in the previous 12 months and frequency of handgun carrying with breakdowns by age.
Author(s): Alice M. Ellyson, Emma L. Gause, Sabrina Oesterle, et al. Citation: JAMA Network Open, 5(4) Date: 04/2022 Type: Document view details