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A suicide, and the pain begins

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World Suicide Prevention Day is observed on Sept. 10. In the most tragic of ironies, it was on that very day one year ago that our 14-year-old grandnephew Declan Pippel took his own life.

In the intervening year 4,600 other young people ages 10-24 have killed themselves. The vast majority, 81 percent, have been male, with the leading cause the use of a firearm (Declan’s choice), according to the Centers for Disease Control.

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