College of Public Health students graduating

Preventing rural suicides

March 6-7, 2018, Dr. Ty Borders is taking part in a panel to develop a national strategy for reducing and preventing suicide. Suicide rates have been rising, particularly among white men residing in rural areas. Dr. Borders, who is serving at the invitation of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, joins Nobel Laureate Sir Angus Deacon and representatives from government, academia, and the private sector. 

Borders is the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky Endowed Chair in Rural Health Policy and a Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy in the University of Kentucky College of Public Health.  He also serves as Director of the Rural and Underserved Health Research Center, which is currently investigating rural suicide and access to related mental health services.