In Rural, Isolated Counties, Chronic Loneliness Can Play Major Role In High Suicide Rates
“There are many little roads in Amador County that have a lonely person at the end of them,” says Ursula Tocher.
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Chronic Loneliness Is A Major Cause Of Suicide For Seniors, Especially In Rural California
Research shows that suicide rates among Hispanic adults, who are more likely to be protected by close-knit families and cultural traditions that reinforce the value of life, are significantly lower than most other groups. In Amador County, which is 80 percent white, the lack of nearby family or social services within walking distance can make residents feel abandoned. (Caiola, 9/12)