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Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

Resource Guide: Promising Programs in Native American Communities
Highlights promising programs for tribal communities in Montana. Features programs to support mental health and suicide prevention, substance abuse, social determinants of health, and diabetes prevention, among other issues.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Montana Healthcare Foundation
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Suicidal Thoughts, Plans, and Attempts by Non-Metropolitan and Metropolitan Residence
Compares trends in prevalence of suicidal thoughts, plans, and attempts, and identifies demographic, social, and economic factors associated with these thoughts and actions. Includes statistics by county type from 2010-2016, with breakdowns by nonmetro, small metro, and large metro areas.
Author(s): Kathi Harp, Tyrone F. Borders
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Underserved Health Research Center
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A Longitudinal Analysis of Ohio Suicide Deaths 2008-2017
Report highlights the deaths by suicide in Ohio from 2008-2017. Presents county-level data and compares metro, suburban, rural, and Appalachian areas.
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health
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Preventing Farmer Suicides through Helplines and Farm Visits
Discusses the financial and other challenges farmers face that impact their mental health. Highlights the efforts of the Minnesota Farm & Rural Helpline and NY FarmNet, which work to improve farmers' mental health and prevent suicides.
Author(s): Allee Mead
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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2018 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Rebekah Gee, Alexander Billioux
Date: 05/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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National Security Subcommittee Hearing: Veteran and Active-Duty Military Suicides
Provides a recording of a U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on veteran and active-duty service member suicides. Addresses efforts by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and Department of Defense (DOD) to prevent suicides as well as the roles of mental health and crisis support groups, local communities, and veterans advocacy organizations. Includes some discussion related to rural. Features testimonies from the Veterans Health Administration, National Director of Suicide Prevention, the U.S. Department of Defense Mental Health Programs and Defense Suicide Prevention Office, and RAND Corporation.
Additional links: Richard Stone Testimony
Date: 05/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: Committee on Oversight and Reform, U.S. House of Representatives
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Pain in the Nation Update: While Deaths from Alcohol, Drugs, and Suicide Slowed Slightly in 2017, Rates Are Still at Historic Highs
Issue brief details updated rates of deaths related to drugs, alcohol, and suicide from 2016-2017. Breaks down data by race, age, and regionally, including rural versus metro areas.
Date: 03/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Trust for America's Health
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Health System Interventions to Prevent Firearms Injuries and Death: Proceedings of a Workshop
Summarizes the proceedings of a workshop focused on how healthcare systems can reduce gun violence and injuries. Discusses the impact of health systems on the reduction, ways to identify high risk individuals, health system interventions, program examples, and more. Addresses rural in several chapters, including firearm homicide and suicide rates for rural and urban areas, a VA program targeting rural veterans at risk for suicide, a study of gun behavior in Alaska Native populations, and recommendations from a rural physician.
Additional links: Read Online
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 02/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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AKVDRS Suicide Death Update - Alaska, 2012-2017
Details a study on the suicide death rate in Alaska from 2012-2017. Features rates for American Indian and Alaska Native, by substance use, and by region.
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 1
Date: 01/2019
Type: Document
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Health in Rural Missouri: Biennial Report, 2018-2019
Provides an overview of rural health in Missouri. Focuses on health status and factors that impact health. Covers demographics and population, social determinants of health, healthcare access, health status, maternal and child health, and the healthcare delivery system. Includes information on mortality related to specific health conditions as well as due to opioid overdose and suicide.
Date: 2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Missouri Office of Rural Health and Primary Care
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