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Suicide Among Seniors

Nevada has the highest rate of senior suicides in the nation. It's a subject that isn't often discussed. On this program we ask the question: Why? Why are so many seniors turning to suicide in our state? Is it gambling, depression, or loneliness? How can we stop it? And why is there little funding and open discussion on this topic?

We talk with the heads of the state and national suicide prevention centers, and with a woman who answers the phone at the crisis hotline.

Our guests include: Jerry Reed, Suicide Prevention Resource Center; Linda Flatt, Nevada's Office of Suicide Prevention; and, Debbie Gant-Reed, Crisis Call Center And we take your calls, comments and questions. Start the conversation now, by adding your thoughts below.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010