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Stories related to: rural suicide
September 25, 2018
CapRadio Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola and Amador County Mental Health Programs Coordinator Stephanie Hess recap our project on rural suicide and tell us how the county is moving forward.
September 24, 2018
The event marked the close of reporter Sammy’s Caiola's series on suicide prevention, but many attendees expressed hope that it was the beginning of a broader commitment — not just to reducing the suicide rate, but bringing it to zero.
September 21, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
Six months ago, CapRadio’s Sammy Caiola set out to learn more about who dies by suicide in rural California, particularly Amador County. Here, we look at where our data came from and what they reveal about the problem.
September 12, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
It’s a health issue that presents a threat of early death equal to obesity. One-third of all people who took their lives in Amador County between 2010 and 2017 were over age 60.
September 11, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
Many young people say they don’t have a healthy way to express feelings of being trapped and misunderstood. And teens who live in remote places are more likely to seek a fatal escape.
September 9, 2018 | Linnea Edmeier
Our decision to spend nearly a year on the topic of rural suicide came after we learned that Amador County, with a population of less than 40,000, has the third-highest suicide rate in the state.
September 6, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
For a long time, Amador County has had culture of silence around suicide. There’s a growing coalition of residents trying to break it, in hopes of convincing friends, family and neighbors to get help. Here are some of the people who are speaking up.
September 4, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
These crimes cause a huge ripple through communities, and are often just the tip of the iceberg for deeper problems in broken families.
August 27, 2018 | Sammy Caiola
Veterans are about 22 percent more likely to die by suicide than the rest of the population, according to research from the Department of Veterans Affairs.