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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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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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Carolyn Walworth is a junior at Palo Alto High School (the main building of which is shown here in 2012). After four recent suicides in her school district, she wrote an op-ed about the stress faced by students in the area, which is home to some of the nation's most competitive public high schools. Ho John Lee/Flickr hide caption

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In Palo Alto's High-Pressure Schools, Suicides Lead To Soul-Searching
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An Indian National Congress party worker on Thursday pays tribute to Gajendra Singh, a farmer who committed suicide during a candlelight vigil in New Delhi the previous day. Rajay Gupta/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich committed suicide following political attacks during his campaign for governor. His press secretary, Spence Jackson, committed suicide just one month later. Jeff Roberson/AP hide caption

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Suicides By Missouri Politicians Raise Questions About State Ethics
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About twice a year, statistics suggest, a pilot somewhere in the world — usually flying alone — deliberately crashes a plane. The Germanwing flight downed last week may be one such case. But most people who fit the psychological profile of the pilots in these very rare events never have problems while flying. Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide
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A stone memorial, surrounded by flowers, has been placed near the site in the French Alps where a Germanwings passenger jet crashed on Tuesday (March 24, 2015). Investigators believe the jet's co-pilot brought it down deliberately. Jeff Pachoud /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Germanwings Crash: 'Suicide' Doesn't Seem To Tell The Story
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