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Module 1: Introduction to Suicide in Rural Communities

Rates of suicide are climbing throughout the United States, and the prevalence of suicide is higher in rural areas. As a result, rural-specific strategies for preventing and responding to suicide are urgently needed. This module provides an overview of suicide and related issues, as well as an introduction to some of the challenges that are unique to rural communities.

For general information on what to consider as you start your suicide prevention program, see Creating a Program: Where to Begin in the Rural Community Health Toolkit.

In this module: