It’s ladies night at the Centennial Gun Club. More than 80 women are here for safety instruction and target practice. Tonight the club is offering more than shooting. The women rotate through the firing range, and in another large room, they hear a sobering presentation from emergency room doctor Emmy Betz. She’s part of a collaboration between gun shops and public health leaders in the state to help prevent suicide

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Self-reliance helps people thrive in a landscape that’s big and tough, but it can also put them at risk if they get into a personal crisis

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My Last Article, For You

July 11, 2016

Antonio Aramayona, “By the time you read these lines, I will have died. I have decided to end my life, to exercise my inalienable right to make decisions about my own life freely and responsibly.”

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Madness

April 27, 2016

In Florida prisons, mentally ill inmates have been tortured, driven to suicide, and killed by guards

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Suicide in the United States has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years, a federal data analysis has found, with increases in every age group except older adults

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The government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau introduced legislation on Thursday to legalize physician-assisted death for Canadians with serious medical conditions

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Between 1999 and 2001, I helped eight people die, including the poet Al Purdy. Now, as I prepare to take my own life, I’m ready to tell my story

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Doctor suicide is the medical profession’s grubby secret – but it’s unclear why some of those dedicated to preserving life silently plot their own deaths

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