In 2015, an American took their own life roughly every 12 minutes, making suicide the 10th leading cause of mortality in the United States. Although suicide affects both rural and urban residents, rural populations face persistent and widening increases in suicide compared to their urban counterparts. Following the Fall 2017 meeting in Boise, Idaho, the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services sent a policy brief to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services that recommends an increased federal focus on the at-risk rural populations.
Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove
Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove, Committee Chair for the National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
Kathleen H. Belanger
Kathleen H. Belanger, MSW, Ph.D. Retired Professor of Social Work at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX.
Holly Hedegaard, MD, MSPH Injury Epidemiologist, Office of Analysis and Epidemiology National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Paul Moore, Executive Secretary National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services.
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