Deaths of Despair

Barely hanging on

Barely hanging on

Her grandson took his life. Then her daughter overdosed. “When people are crying for help, you’ve got to take them seriously,” said Rhonda McIver.

A need for awareness

A need for awareness

In a county with few mental health resources, community members are rallying to increase peer support and education around suicide.

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