Rural areas have the highest suicide rates and fewest mental health workers

In the days and weeks following the suicides of celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain and handbag designer Kate Spade, a chorus of social media users urged people with depression to not be “afraid” to ask for help.

If you’re in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Houston ... you will get the best mental health services we have to offer. If you’re in some of these rural areas, you won’t.Ron Manderscheid, National Association for Rural Mental HealthThis article originally appeared on

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