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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Sidney Event Recognized by Suicide Prevention Organization


April 24, 2019

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The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) statistics show that suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States. In Nebraska, the rate is much lower, but still significant. The AFSP shows in 2018 Nebraska lost one person to suicide every 36 hours, and four times as many people die by suicide in the state than by homicide.

Nebraska's statistics show suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 15 to 34, fourth leading cause of death for ages 35 to 54 and 8th leading cause of death for people ages 55 to 64. Nebraska's per 100,000 suicide rate almost keeps p...

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