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May 27, 2009 7:20 AM

Is economy causing rise in suicide attempts?

On a Tuesday night in March, the emergency room at Carolinas Medical Center was packed, much busier than usual for a week night. The reason was unusual too: Ten patients had attempted suicide. Mental health providers and physicians warn there may be an upward trend of people contemplating or attempting to kill themselves during the recession.

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