Year: 1986 Source: Annual Meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, (19th: 1986: Atlanta), p.192-194 SIEC No: 19870230

The author proposes that the idea of a lower suicide rate in rural areas is another myth of suicide information that warrants further investigation. Rates and methods of suicide in Maine are discussed briefly and questions are raised regarding risk factors specific to rural culture. There is a need for program design and implementation tailored to rural culture and needs. Suicide by firearms has increased in Maine for both sexes.