Suicide rates are higher in rural areas than urban in the United States, by a lot. The mental healthcare community has turned a lot of attention to rural suicide prevention in recent years.
It is among the issues addressed and taught in the marriage and family therapy (MFT) program at Oregon Tech in Klamath Falls. The program recently added a medical family therapy concentration. Kevin Garrett is the clinical director in the program at OIT.
He visits to talk about the challenges and opportunities of rural mental healthcare.