September is suicide prevention month

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) In Mesa County and in Grand Junction, September has been declared suicide prevention month.

Last year forty-seven people took their own lives in Mesa County, the fourth highest suicide rate in the state per capita.

Members of the Western Colorado suicide prevention foundation say there's uptrend for one age group.

"There has been an increase in suicides here in Mesa County all in around the 35 to about 65 age group," says executive director of the Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation.

Signs that someone may be contemplating suicide are severe depression, too much or too little sleep, over or under eating, withdrawing from loved ones and vocal threats to harm one's self.

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