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VA Launches ‘Be There’ Campaign to Prevent Veteran Suicide

To mark Suicide Prevention Month this September, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is shining a light on effective ways to prevent Veteran suicide with its Be There campaign. The campaign highlights the risk factors and warning signs for suicide, provides information about VA mental health and suicide prevention resources, and…

Corinth Bowling Center to Host Suicide Awareness Event

Staff reports A suicide awareness event will be held on Saturday at Plaza Bowling Lanes, 2001 E. Shiloh Road, Corinth, from 10 a.m. to noon. Strike Out Suicide is hosted by the Mississippi Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The cost is $20 per person and includes two…

Coroner: Alcorn County Had Five Suicides Last Year

Staff reports Alcorn County had five suicides in 2016, Coroner Jay Jones said. That is about the average number of suicides Alcorn County sees in a year, Jones said. The number can range from around four to six, he added. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens…