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Help near for those looking at suicide

Alcohol, guns and gambling debts are all very easily obtained in Nevada. Unfortunately, all three either sometimes lead to or are used in suicides, and our state has the nation’s fifth-highest suicide rate at 18.3 per 100,000. Isolation contributes to suicides, and loneliness isn’t uncommon in our vast remote areas. Sam Bauman wrote about this in his excellent column from July 7; you can read it online at bit.ly/1bVY9nf. Debbie Posnien, the executive director of the Suicide Prevention Network in Douglas County, talked about the problem in her office Thursday. Why talk to someone in Douglas County about the suicide …

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