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Exploring Place-Based Differences in Adolescent Suicide, Mental Health, and Suicide Mechanism

2020 Standard Research Grant
Amount Awarded: $99,990
Focus Area: Psychosocial Studies

Margaret Sugg, Ph.D.
Appalachian State University

Inside the Research

There are geographic differences in suicide rates, with higher rates found in rural areas than urban areas. Efforts will focus on identifying the individual and community-level social, environmental, and economic risk factors for adolescent suicide for specific locations. This may lead to better understanding of rural-urban disparities in suicide rates.