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Colo. suicide increase linked to poor economy
Colorado’s suicide rate jumped to it’s highest rate last year since 1988, likely spurred by the poor economy, experts say. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment reported 940 suicides in 2009, a ratio of 18.4 deaths per 100,000 people. The ratio was 18.9 in 1998. Jarrod Hindman, program manager of the department’s Office …