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After A Vet's Suicide, Getting VA Benefits Can Compound A Family's Grief

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Doctors who diagnosed Shariah Vroman-Nagy with bipolar disorder wanted to keep her in the hospital for treatment, but her insurance company wouldn't cover the stay. Andreas Fuhrmann for KQED hide caption

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Depressed Teen's Struggle To Find Mental Health Care In Rural California

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Ice-bound fishing boats in the harbor at Tiniteqilaaq, Greenland. Only about 50 people live in what was once a great hunting community. Rebecca Hersher/NPR hide caption

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Inside The Suicide Epidemic At The Top Of The World

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Suicide Rates Climb In U.S., Especially Among Adolescent Girls

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The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

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Life Expectancy Drops For White Women, Increases For Black Men

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The isolated Cree community of Attawapiskat — shown several years ago, in a photo by the Toronto Star — struggled all winter with a high rate of suicide attempts. Spencer Wynn/Toronto Star via Getty Images hide caption

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Smartphone assistants like Siri will give you a national help line to call when you bring up suicide. But they have trouble recognizing other things, like rape or physical abuse. Michael Nagle/Getty Images hide caption

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In Reversal, Death Rates Rise For Middle-Aged Whites

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What Happens If You Try To Prevent Every Single Suicide?

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President Barack Obama signs the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act, named for a Marine Corps combat veteran who struggled with post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and who killed himself in March 2011 at the age of 28. The bill calls for evaluation and expansion of existing Veterans Affairs mental health and suicide prevention programs. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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The Number 22: Is There A 'False Narrative' For Vet Suicide?

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People who have easy access to firearms are about three times more likely to kill themselves than people who don't have access to guns, a recent study from the University of California, San Francisco indicates. iStockphoto hide caption

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When Deciding To Live Means Avoiding Guns

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Members of the Jain community in Mumbai, India, protest a High Court order that banned santhara, a practice of fasting until death. Rafiq Maqbool/AP hide caption

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Fasting To The Death: Is It A Religious Rite Or Suicide?

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A cell at New York's Rikers Island jail. About 1,000 people die in American jails every year, and about a third of those are suicides. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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The 'Shock Of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

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On College Campuses, Suicide Intervention Via Anonymous App

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