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Bay State suicide rate on the rise

9 days ago   |   By Boston Herald

Suicide rates are rising in Massachusetts and across the country, though despite the rising numbers and the complexities of the issue, people are always available to help anyone in need.
Death by suicide is now the second-leading cause of death in the country for those ages 15 to 24, according to Debbie Helms, director of the Samaritans of Merrimack Valley, which has confidential crisis help lines.
The leading cause of death for this age group is accidents. Previously, the second-leading cause of death was homicide, which is now third.
“It's important for people to know that suicide is...
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