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Suicide rates on the rise in rural areas of the country

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Suicide rates in America are rising, especially in rural areas.

A new study from Ohio State University looked at national data from 1999 to 2016. It shows suicide rates have jumped 41%, with the biggest increase in rural counties.

A large risk factor in more remote areas was deprivation, a combination of unemployment, poverty and low education. 

Another was living in single-person households or in homes where different people move in and out.