Year: 1994 Source: The Journal of Primary Prevention, v.14, no.3, (1994), p.209-229 SIEC No: 19950792

This article discusses lifestyle risks of American rural adolescents & community prevention programs to target this. Rural suicide rates have risen dramatically, because of economic hardship & increasing drug/alcohol use. Rural attitudes are described. Challenges for rural health care are noted (e.g. availability of services). The author recommends collaboration between groups as a way of providing services. Steps on how to gain a community’s support for such a program are given. (43 refs.)