Compared nationally, North Dakota ranks 13th in the
nation for suicide (14.4 suicides per 1000,000 people).
This policy brief looks at three broad areas in
addressing this preventable tragedy: 1) an understanding
of factors associated with suicide; 2) information about
specific trends such as race, gender, location, and
costs; 3) an awareness of suicide prevention strategies
that address these factors through public policy and