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Seeing rise in suicides among Black Cook County residents, city officials and mental health experts work on outreach

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Suicide is a complex issue, one that is never rooted in any one factor, says Cicchetti. A suicide prevention strategic plan released in 2020 by the Illinois Department of Public Health noted circumstances surrounding suicide may include many factors — alienation, loss of connectedness, interpersonal or life stressors, grief, illness. The report said suicide was the second-leading cause of death for people 10 to 34 in Illinois.

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