Module 1: Introduction to Suicide in Rural Communities
Rates of suicide are increasing 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 and introduces challenges unique
to rural communities.
For general information on what to consider when starting a rural program for suicide prevention, see Creating a Program: Where to Begin in the Rural
Community Health Toolkit.
In this module: