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Campbell County on pace for record suicides and unattended deaths

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GILLETTE — Campbell County recorded 15 suicides in the first seven months of the year, tying its previous year-long record with five months still remaining.

The demographics of those who have died vary widely, with few patterns in terms of age or gender said Ashley McRae, community suicide prevention specialist for Campbell County.

“Honestly, I suspected that this would happen during COVID,” McRae sa...

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