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Citizens volunteer to combat suicide

During National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, consider getting involved


September 19, 2019

Whichever data set you look at, Wyoming has one of the highest suicide rates in the nation. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) place Wyoming third for suicides per capita, recording a total of 157 deaths in 2017 and listing suicide as the seventh leading cause of death that year.

Data just released by the Violence Policy Center suggests Wyoming’s ranking may be even higher, placing this state second in the nation for suicide rates, behind only Montana.

This month, the National Alliance on Mental Illness is promoting National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: a time to...

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