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Holiday season suicide spikes: The facts and myths

PLUS: Ways you can get help in NJ if you're struggling with depression or suicidal thoughts.

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Family of DWI suspect who killed himself at NJ county jail gets $699K

Daniel J. Klein III, 33, was arrested for drunk driving and was in the jail waiting to be bailed when he hanged himself with shoelaces in 2012.

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NJ therapist behind cop crisis hotline: No officer ever wants to use their gun

A new national hotline is the first of its kind to offer a safe, confidential ear for cops in crisis to discuss their struggles with a fellow retired officer.

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‘Scary’ NJ stats: Dozens of suicide attempts by kids as young as 10 this year

The state Department of Children and Families reports in 2014, the most recent year data is available, 80 young people, between the ages of 10 and 24, took their own lives.

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Suicide rate climbs in NJ. Here’s how you can save a life

Historically, New Jersey has had one of the lowest suicide rates of any state in the nation. But that trend seems to be changing.

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Lawmakers want to require NJ colleges to provide suicide prevention experts 24/7

NJ Hopeline, a statewide suicide prevention hotline launched by the state at Rutgers University in May 2013, receives roughly 2,200 calls per month.

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Pilot program seeks immediate help for suicidal veterans

It's a grim number: As many as 22 veterans kill themselves each day in America. But now, vets in need of help with their suicidal thoughts may soon find the Veterans Administration a lot more responsive to their needs.

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Suicide prevention program launched for K-12

As suicides continue to increase in New Jersey, a new nationwide suicide prevention program provides training for all school employees to help them spot at-risk students earlier.

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Body Recovered from Hudson River Identified as Transgender from Wall Towship

A body recovered from the Hudson River in New York City has been positively identified as 23-year-old transgender woman Rachel Bryk of Wall Township, according to authorities.

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Berkeley Car Arson Suspect Tried Suicide by Cop, Say Investigators

The probe of an overnight car fire in Berkeley Township leads to a suspect from Toms River who allegedly attempted suicide by cop.

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