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My mom’s suicide changed everything. Here’s how I found hope again.
Suicide is one of the nation's top killers. When will we start acting like it?
A Message from USA Today Editor-in-Chief Nicole Carroll: We Need to Talk About Suicide More
In 1993, Henderson resident Linda Flatt looked for a support group to help her deal with her son’s suicide. She didn’t find one. “I went to a general grief group, and I felt completely out of place,” she said. “I was in there with people that had lost their (spouses) after 60 years of marriage, and my kid had ended his life on purpose.”
After suffering a suicide loss, Valery Keener didn't know how to help herself or her family. Less than two years later, she provided suicide awareness and prevention education to the students, faculty and staff at Explore Knowledge Academy. Click below to watch her story through her 2017 Senior Presentation.
It’s called the “suicide belt” — a swath of Western states that extends from the Southwest to the Pacific Northwest, then leaps over western Canada to Alaska. If you look only at the lower portion, Nevada sits about where the buckle would be. Researchers have been aware for decades that residents of certain Western states are at greater risk of dying by their own hand — up to twice the national average in 2017.