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Rural Suicide

Chronic Loneliness Is A Major Cause Of Suicide For Seniors, Especially in Rural California

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.

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Rural Suicide

Dying To Get Out: Stigma, ‘Copycat Effect’ Drive Youth Suicide In Rural Amador County

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.

Rural Suicide

Amador County: Faces Of Suicide Prevention

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.

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Rural Suicide

Reading List: Suicide In Rural America

June 22, 2018

CapRadio health care reporter Sammy Caiola has embarked on a six-month project to explore the high rates of suicide in Northern California’s rural communities. Here's a look at what she's reading on the topic.

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