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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

Gatekeeper Training on September 4 in Sidney

 

August 21, 2019



According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2018 suicide was the 10th leading cause of death; the second leading cause of death for people ages 15 to 34, fourth for ages 35-54 and eighth for those ages 55 to 64.

In 2018, Nebraska lost 246 by suicide, or 13.05 per 100,000 population. Nationally, the numbers are much higher with 44,965 deaths by suicide at 13.42 people per 100,000 population.

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention also says suicide cost Nebraska a total of $223,376,000 “of combined lifetime medical and work loss cost in 2010,” for an average of...



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