About this Toolkit
The Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit was first published on 9/11/19 and last reviewed on 5/9/2022.
Toolkits are developed based on a review of FORHP grantees' applications, foundation-funded projects, and an
extensive literature review, to identify evidence-based and promising models. Programs featured in the toolkit
are interviewed to provide insights about their work and guidance for other rural communities interested in
undertaking a similar project.
This toolkit was produced by the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center in collaboration with the
NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis and the Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub).
Contributors from the University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center include Carrie
Henning-Smith and Madeleine Pick.
The University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center wishes to acknowledge the following individuals, who
have contributed their time and expertise to ensure that this toolkit is as useful and up-to-date as possible:
For questions or comments about the toolkit, or for further assistance with using the toolkit, please contact:
Suggested citation: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center and NORC Walsh Center for Rural Health
Analysis, 2022. Rural Suicide Prevention Toolkit [online] Rural Health Information Hub. Available at:
[Accessed 16 May 2022].
The development of this toolkit was supported by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health
Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Department (HHS)
under contract #HHSH250201300021I/HHSH25034002T.