Rural Suicide: One California County’s Fight To Save Lives

A rural pocket of Northern California is seeing some of the highest rates of suicide in the state. We’re exploring the mental health crisis in Amador County, and what’s being done to solve it.

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Reading List: Suicide In Rural America

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Amador County has some of the highest rates of suicide in California.

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CapRadio health care reporter Sammy Caiola has embarked on a six-month project to explore the high rates of suicide in Northern California’s rural communities.

As she delves into the reasons behind this mental health crisis, and how one county is trying to tackle it, here’s a snapshot of what she’s reading on the topic.

This project is funded by a USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism grant.

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