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Many take their own lives in last two weeks


Healthcare professionals at the local hospital were alarmed last week at a big spike in people who had died by suicide.

In the space of as many days, seven people took their own lives and one also took the life of another, hospital officials said.

Suicide often happens in conjunction with taking alcohol or drugs, which can lead to deeper depression at the same time decision-making capabilities are impaired.

If you are someone who is thinking about it, there is help available, if even just by phone through a hotline or by merely calling 911. If you don’t want to talk to someone, but textin...

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