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CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

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Ginnie and Matt Peters on vacation in February 2011, a few months before he died by suicide. Courtesy of Ginnie Peters hide caption

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'He Was My Everything': A Farmer's Wife Reflects On Her Husband's Suicide

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Don Gregorio has lived all his life in the same home in Humacao, a city on Puerto Rico's eastern coast that was hard-hit by Hurricane Maria. Many of his old friends have since left for the mainland, the former carpenter says, and he feels very alone. Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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Listless And Lonely In Puerto Rico, Some Older Storm Survivors Consider Suicide

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Below A Michigan Overpass, Truckers Make A Safety Net

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Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

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Mady Ohlman, who lives near Boston and has been sober for more than four years, says many drug users hit a point when the disease and the pursuit of illegal drugs crushes the will to live. Jesse Costa/WBUR hide caption

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How Many Opioid Overdoses Are Suicides?

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A student stops to look at a memorial at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on Feb. 28. Last month's shooting raised questions about whether states are doing enough to fund mental health services in schools. Rhona Wise/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Mental Health Funding Tied To Florida's Controversial Gun Legislation

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Mark Salling, one of the stars of the Fox musical comedy "Glee," died Tuesday. He was 35. Salling pleaded guilty in December to possession of child pornography. John Shearer/John Shearer/Invision/AP hide caption

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After facing an intense backlash over including footage of a dead body in Japan's "suicide forest," Logan Paul has published a new video to YouTube, about suicide prevention. Logan Paul via YouTube/ Screenshot by NPR hide caption

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Increased Hours Online Correlate With An Uptick In Teen Depression, Suicidal Thoughts

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Brain Patterns May Predict People At Risk Of Suicide

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Baseball umpire John Tumpane consoles a woman he had seen step over a railing on the Roberto Clemente Bridge Wednesday. Tumpane grabbed her arm and held onto her until help arrived. Steph Chambers/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette viaAP hide caption

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Michelle Carter, at her trial earlier this week, had exchanged text messages about suicide with a friend who eventually killed himself. Boston Globe via Getty Images hide caption

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The Forces Driving Middle-Aged White People's 'Deaths Of Despair'

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Ketamine For Severe Depression: 'How Do You Not Offer This Drug To People?'

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