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suicide

Michael Thompson

On Monday night, I walked my dog along one of our normal routes. It was unseasonably warm and windy. The sunset was the autumnal colors of changing maple leaves. It had been a long day—a day where, from the moment my alarm went off, I felt I should get an award for just getting out of bed and putting on pants.

Labyrinth in Macomb Designed to Give Hope

Jun 3, 2016
Michael Thompson

A crowd of people gathered at the Lakeview Nature Center in Macomb to create a labyrinth in the prairie grasses to help spread suicide awareness and prevention. 

Everyone involved in the project had a personal connection to suicide as some had lost a loved one while others have struggled with suicide themselves.

The Fort Madison Police Department is still trying to determine why a teenager fatally shot herself early Wednesday morning.

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An alarming number of farmers in the U.S. take their own lives, according to the magazine Newsweek.