Youth suicide higher in rural areas

More guns, fewer mental health services and greater stigma for seeking help are factors

NPR  |  Updated 8:45 AM, 03.11.2015

Posted in: Research

  • Rural parts of America have higher youth suicide rates than do other parts of the country. Alice C. Gray
Young people are at high risk of suicide, and the risk is even greater for those living in rural areas, according to a recent JAMA Pediatrics study and editorial.  National Public Radio examines some of the possible reasons why, with comments from injury prevention researcher Dr. Frederick Rivara, a UW professor of pediatrics.

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