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Continued rise in Minnesota suicides prompts plea for better prevention


December 18, 2018

Suicides rose in Minnesota in 2017 with an alarming increase in men taking their own lives, but fewer suicides among women.

Those findings were released Monday by the Minnesota Department of Health, along with a plea from the state health commissioner to halt a decadeslong trend of rising suicide numbers by increasing public awareness, mental health treatment and prevention programs.


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