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San Diego suicides leveling off


Last updated 9/21/2017 at Noon

Jose A. Alvarez

County of San Diego Communications Office

After several years of continued increases, the number of people who commit suicide in the San Diego region has remained relatively the same.

According to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s recently released 2017 Report to the Community, there were 431 deaths by suicide in 2016, four more than the previous year.

“People are learning about the warning signs of suicide and reaching out for help,” county Supervisor Greg Cox said. “We hope we can turn the tide and that the number of suicides begins to...

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