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In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. The public might consider it a concern chiefly for teens and the elderly. But adults ages 45 to 64 — the Academy Award-winning actor was 63 — now account for the largest number of suicides and have the fastest-growing suicide rate. Williams was found dead Monday in his Marin County home. A county coroner said Tuesday that he appeared to have hanged himself. Friends and associates said he had struggled for decades with...

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