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Shining a light on Oregon's suicide crisis Preventing suicide is a collaborative effort

Series: Breaking the Silence | Story 1

March 28, 2019

In 2018, more than 800 people in Oregon died by suicide. While suicide is the second-leading cause of death among our young people (ages 10-24), Oregon's highest rate of suicide is actually among men age 85 and older.

Bottom line? Suicide is a problem that cuts a large swath through our youngest and brightest to oldest and wisest. It isn't limited to a particular set of circumstances, financial status, blue collar or white collar, urban or rural, male or female.

There is, however, one common thread that runs through the sad and growing tapestry woven by victims of suicide: It's the fa...

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