Suicide

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Research out of Michigan State University will look at a possible link between opioid overdose and suicide.


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The risk of suicide is higher for refugees in this country. It’s higher still if you’re a refugee from Burma, the Southeast Asian country also known as Myanmar. The trauma of fleeing a country in conflict often turns into mental illness, even years later. But the Western concept of mental health doesn’t exist in Burmese culture, and words like “depression” don’t translate.

That means some Burmese refugees aren’t getting the care they need:

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Michigan’s confidential student safety tip line received over one thousand more calls in 2017 compared to 2016.


Data shows high veteran suicide rate in Michigan

Oct 2, 2017
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Veterans are killing themselves at a rate twice as high as civilians in Michigan.

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A fitness camp that recently opened in Gaylord aims to raise veteran suicide awareness.