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Suicide Increases in Middle-Aged Males

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Whether you've lost a loved one to suicide or you know someone who has, suicide is a heart-wrenching experience for anyone.

The North Dakota Suicide Program says worldwide there are more deaths due to suicide than to homicides and war combined. And suicide is the eighth leading cause of death right here in North Dakota.

"We've always known that youth are at a higher risk of suicide. Elderly are at the highest risk of dying from suicide, but we're seeing a population emerge which is the middle aged male. Kind of that 35-55-year-old at an increased risk we're seeing that in North Dakota and nationally," says Micki Savelkoul of the Suicide Prevention Program.

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