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Suicide Prevention Month: Douglas County suicide rate higher than state average

ADAPT in Roseburg, Sept. 20, 2017. (SBG)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- September is Suicide Prevention Month.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate in Douglas County is higher than the state average.

An organization in Roseburg called ADAPT uses the month to spread awareness about the signs of someone who may be considering suicide.

"Of course, they're talking about suicide and it might be more subtle…just like, comments of not really wanting to live or, ‘I don't want to be here.,’" explained ADAPT Prevention Program Director Cati Adkins.

There also may be signs of increased alcohol and drug use and they say gambling is another addiction that can lead to increased suicidal tendencies.

If you or someone you know shows these signs, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK.

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