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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: Suicide and suicide prevention

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, vaccination, and zoonotic diseases in rural communities.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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IHS Suicide Prevention Program
Provides information and resources to support suicide prevention programs in American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. Also provides the resources to help AI/AN communities and individuals recover from the grief caused by suicide.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Indian Health Service
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SAMHSA's Tribal Training and Technical Assistance Center
Provides culturally relevant and evidence-based training and technical assistance on mental health and substance use disorders, and suicide prevention to federally recognized tribes, other American Indian/Alaska Native communities, SAMHSA tribal grantees and other organizations that serve Indian Country.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
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Suicide Prevention Online Training
Provides a listing of free online courses for training healthcare and other service providers, educators, health professionals, public officials, and community-based coalitions to develop effective suicide prevention programs and policies. Courses are free but registration is required.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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PubMed Search: Rural Populations, Rural Health Services and Suicide
Searches PubMed's collection of journal article citations on the topic of suicide related to rural populations and rural health services.
Type: Literature Search
Sponsoring organization: U.S. National Library of Medicine
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Suicide Prevention Resource Center: States
Provides information, resources, and suicide prevention plans for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Includes contacts, events, current legislation, and news updates for each state on the topic of suicide prevention.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Suicide Prevention Resource Center
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