McCall says ‘access’ reason for rural Georgia’s rising suicide rate   

Dr. Vaughn McCall, chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at Augusta University’s Medical College of Georgia, tells Georgia Health News lack of access to mental health services in rural areas of Georgia a primary reason for recent rise in suicide rates.

Georgia Health News: Rise in suicide rates haunts rural areas

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