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The conversation around gun violence in the U.S. usually focuses on homicides, urban crime and mass shootings. But the overwhelming majority of gun deaths are suicides. Nicole Xu for NPR hide caption

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Sharp Increase In Gun Suicides Signals Growing Public Health Crisis

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Police officers walk the scene in the Greektown neighborhood of Toronto on Sunday night. Police say a gunman opened fire on people in a restaurant. Three people are dead including the gunman, police reported. Cole Burston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Some firefighters, paramedics and police officers say the tragedies they respond to haunt them, leading to depression, job burnout, substance abuse, and more. Heidi de Marco/Kaiser Health News hide caption

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The March For Our Lives movement is hitting the road this summer to register young people to vote ahead of the November mid-term elections. Miami Herald/TNS via Getty Images hide caption

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Parkland Survivors Launch Tour To Register Young Voters And Get Them Out In November

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CDC: U.S. Suicide Rates Have Climbed Dramatically

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Students and faculty at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Md., take part in a die-in demonstration to call for an end of gun violence at schools. Brakkton Booker/NPR hide caption

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As Graduates In Santa Fe And Parkland Look Ahead, A Look Back On Activism This Year

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Abdul Aziz Sheikh (center), the father of Sabika Sheikh, a victim of a shooting at a Texas high school, shows a picture of his daughter in Karachi on Saturday. Fareed Khan/AP hide caption

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'We Were Expecting That She Will Return Alive': Family Mourns Slain Pakistani Student

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Dennis Kucinich greets voters at the West Side Market in Cleveland. He surprised voters and his opponents with his late candidacy for governor. M.L Schultze/WKSU hide caption

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Progressive, Or ... More Progressive? Ohio Democrats Choose Candidate For Governor

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Susan Nelson, author and public speaker on brain injury awareness and gun safety, at her home in Austin, Texas. Nelson survived a point-blank gunshot to the head in 1993. Gabriel C. Perez/KUT hide caption

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Texas Disability Group Wants Victims' Voices Heard In Gun Debate

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Demonstrators march toward Las Vegas City Hall during the March for Our Lives rally last month in Las Vegas, where 58 people were killed in an October 2017 mass shooting. Ethan Miller/Getty Images hide caption

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Lane Murdock, a high school sophomore, says she felt numb after the school shooting in Parkland, Fla., and knew it was time for her to try to make some change. Christian Carter/WSHU hide caption

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Meet The Students Who Dreamed Up Friday's National School Walkout

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