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By Jose A. Alvarez
County of San Diego Communications Office 

Suicides up in San Diego County


Last updated 9/24/2018 at 12:04pm

After three years of holding steady, the number and rate of people who killed themselves in San Diego County went up in 2017.

According to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s 2018 Report to the Community released Sept. 13, there were 458 deaths by suicide last year, 27 more than in 2016.

“Suicide continues to be a serious concern in our region,” said Dr. Michael Krelstein, clinical director of Behavioral Health Services for the County Health and Human Services Agency. “We must do all we can to prevent people from taking their lives and it starts by knowing the warning...

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