Der ligger en lille ø midt i den gamle havn i Kangeq. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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Lyt til Anda Poulsen og Nuuk Trommedansere.

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Jacquelyn Clark, co-owner of Bristlecone Shooting, Training and Retail Center in Lakewood, Colo., holds a list of gun safety rules. One recommendation: Consider "off-site storage if a family member may be suicidal." John Daley/Colorado Public Radio hide caption

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Colorado Gun Shops Work Together To Prevent Suicides

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Coning left the Marines in 2013. His wife says she thinks it's likely he had post-traumatic stress disorder, but he was never tested for it by the VA. Courtesy of the Coning family hide caption

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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 for women and girls are on the rise. Eva Bee/Ikon Images/Getty Images hide caption

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

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A small island sits in the middle of Kangeq's old harbor. John W. Poole/NPR hide caption

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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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George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force (left) and Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff's Department talk during a news conference at the police station on Sept. 2 in Fox Lake, Ill. Michael Schmidt/AP 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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