Rural suicide a focus of WSU research, outreach

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Photo by Jure Širić on Pexels

The suicide rate in rural America is higher than in urban America. #WSU is working on new approaches to address the issue. Janessa Graves, an associate professor at the College of Nursing, participated in a project recently that offered telehealth counseling and therapy services in schools that are too small to have a full-time mental health therapist on staff. More than a third of young people who receive mental health care do so through schools.