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County suicide rates down

BARTON COUNTY — Barton County lost eight people to suicide in 2012. That number is down from last year from 2011 when the county lost 11.
Repeating the state suicide prevention theme, Mary Waite, Suicide Prevention Task Force, said, “The loss of even one person to suicide is one too many. Suicide is preventable. Take action. Save lives.”
According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for 2012, 505 people in the state died from suicide, which is up from 384 suicide deaths in 2011. Eighty-two percent of suicide victims are male. In 2012, the two age groups with the ...

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