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September 18, 2019

Aug 27, 2019 By Miranda Faulkner, Cronkite News White Mountain Independent https://www.wmicentral.com/news/apache_county/deaths-of-despair-grew-slowly-in-arizona-but-still-higher/article_97bd685a-361f-586a-9fa4-9b9709c02e70.html

WASHINGTON – “Deaths of despair” have grown more slowly in Arizona than in the nation as a whole since 2005, but death rates in the state still exceed the nation in every category, according to a recent national survey.

Deaths of despair – the catchall name for deaths from drug overdoses, alcohol and suicide – have seen “alarming” increases across the country since 2005, said the Commonwealth Fund’s Scorecard Read More

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