Rural, urban suicide gap widening among youth

March 9, 2015 9:10 PM

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(Reuters Health) - The gap in suicide risk between young people in rural U.S. communities and those in more urban areas is widening, a new study suggests.

Possibly due to differences in mental health services, isolation, firearm access and economic factors, suicide is twice as common among young Americans in rural communities as in urban areas, the researchers write in JAMA Pediatrics.

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