Suicides are up.

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More than 47,000 Americans died by suicide last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Suicide is the 10th-leading cause of death among people of all ages and the second-leading cause among people 10 to 24.

Research shows that most suicide attempts are preceded by warning signs such as extreme agitation or calm, withdrawal and excessive drinking or drug use.

Oregon and a handful of other states are providing suicide-prevention training for family doctors, emergency room practitioners and other medical professionals who care for young...

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