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

After a decline throughout the '90s, suicide rates have reversed course. Suicide has increased in almost every age group over the past 15 years.

Steve and Janet Singleton, both Navy veterans, have lived in Clarksville, Tenn., for about a year. Steve couldn't get into the local VA clinic last spring, so now they have to drive to the Nashville clinic or pay out of pocket for medical care. Emily Siner/Nashville Public Radio hide caption

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Overcrowding Forces Tennessee VA Clinic To Stop Accepting New Patients

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

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Vito de la Cruz once worked the fields as a migrant worker with his family. Now, he's a civil rights attorney. And through it all, he has recalled a day of fear on the fields where he worked as a child. StoryCorps hide caption

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'I Can Smell The Dirt And The Fear': Up From Soil, The Soul Of A Law Career

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