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High suicide rate in rural Kentucky attributed to poor mental health access, stigma, ‘gun culture’

By Melissa Patrick Kentucky Health News After a decade of decline, suicide is becoming more common in the United States, increasing by 24 percent from 1999 through 2014, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC report looked at cause-of-death data between 1999 and 2014 and found that suicide rates increased for both males and females in all age groups from 10 to...