Help for those who feel there is no hope

The news of two high-profile suicides in recent weeks coincided with a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of suicides in half of the U.S. has gone up by 30 percent since 1999. 

Connecticut’s suicide rate increased by 19.2 percent between 1999 and 2016. 

According to the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, in 1999 there were 283 suicides in Connecticut.

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