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Dartmouth Police and EMS respond to three suicides in six days

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Officials continue to see a troubling trend of suicide attempts with many of them resulting in deaths.

Dartmouth Police stated this afternoon that the department has responded to three suicides within the last six days.

“As we wholly understand the numerous pressures and struggles associated with both daily life and mental illness, please know that we are ALWAYS here to assist you, and that you are not alone. If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers.”

Someone who responded to all three scenes stated the importance of calling for help before ending your life.

“I’ve worked all three calls. Please trust me when I say that your family would much rather you call someone for help than find you lifeless.”

Recently, there has been a string of bridge jumping attempts in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Most of them successful.

If you or someone you know is thinking about suicide, please call one of the 24-hour crisis hotline numbers below right away:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
NSPL is available 24/7 via phone and chat and has a dial prompt for the Veterans Crisis Line as well as a Spanish line.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Trevor Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth 1-866-488-7386 | text 678-678

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