Year: 2023 Source: Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health. (2023). 42(1). SIEC No: 20231282
Rural residence has been identified as a risk factor for suicide, especially for men. Little qualitative research exists on rural suicide, which might help deepen understandings of prevention strategies within rural places. Therefore, virtual focus groups  were held across six Canadian provinces to give voice to rural community members and service workers about suicide prevention. Barriers to accessing services and the need to strengthen rural support networks were discussed. Enhancing peer support  was highlighted as a strategy to better address the needs of rural Canadians.