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Taking steps to stop suicide

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Suicide is the eighth leading cause of death for men in the U.S. In the North Country, suicide rates are nearly twice as high as in New York City. Experts say isolation and depression are major risk factors. And even though it touches many, discussion of suicide and its aftermath remain taboo. SUNY Potsdam will host an "Out of the Darkness Community Walk" on Saturday, November 3rd. Organizers want to raise awareness and prevention of suicide. Dr. Colleen Livingston, a psychiatrist in Canton who's helping to promote the Potsdam event, says suicide affects people of all age groups and backgrounds and is the fourth leading cause of death among adults. She spoke with Todd Moe.

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