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Douglas one of nine communities participating in Suicide Walk

Nevada Department of Health and Human Services Director Mike Willden announced today that on Saturday, nine Nevada communities will take part in the sixth annual "Walk in Memory, Walk for Hope" event as part of National Suicide Prevention Week and Suicide Prevention Week in Nevada. In the United States, someone dies by suicide every 14 minutes, accounting for more than 37,000 deaths annually. In fact, in the U.S., twice as many people die from suicide than homicide. In 2009, more than 500 Nevadans died as a result of suicide.

The purpose of the walk is to call greater attention and …

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 10, 2012 04:12PM Published Sep 10, 2012 04:08PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.