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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: