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September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

September is suicide prevention awareness month and is a good time to bring to light the mental health crisis that has grown in every community since the beginning of the pandemic.

While mental health struggles have always existed, we are seeing more and more people speaking out about the issues that used to remain in the dark.

Since the beginning of the pandemic the nation has seen a rise in the number of cases of attempted suicides and completed suicides.

The Nebraska Regional Poison Center has seen an almost 200 percent increase in the number of calls received related to intentional harm in...


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