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It sounds innocuous enough — “deaths due to intentional self-harm” — but the statistics compiled by the website America’s Health Rankings, sponsored by the United Health Foundation, paint a grim picture: More and more Tennesseans are killing themselves each year. In 2018, according to the website [1], the numbers rose again over the previous year,…

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It’s a correlation long recognized by professionals in the suicide prevention and addiction treatment fields, but now there’s indisputable data: In 2017, deaths due to drugs, alcohol and suicide spiked to their highest levels ever recorded. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has collected that data since 1999, but two public health nonprofit organizations…

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