Peek-Asa comments on rural suicide prevention

Published on May 8, 2019

A series of two articles looks at efforts to prevent suicide and remove the stigma around seeking mental health care.

“Part of it is making sure that the services are there and accessible and people can pay for them,” said Corrine Peek-Asa, a professor in the University of Iowa’s College of Public Health who’s researched rural suicide. “But we also have to address the stigma to seeking that help.”

Iowa sees rise in deaths by suicide, but some have hope
https://www.thegazette.com/IowaIdeas/stories/human-social-services/iowa-sees-rise-in-deaths-by-suicide-but-some-have-hope-20190503

Rural Iowa seeks ways to prevent, cope with suicides
https://www.thegazette.com/IowaIdeas/stories/human-social-services/rural-iowa-seeks-ways-to-prevent-cope-with-suicides-20190504