The suicide rate has increased among middle aged Hoosiers to nearly twice the national average.
In the past three years, 140 people have committed suicide in Vanderburgh County, and 20 have happened so far this year.
But Coroner Annie Groves says the numbers aren't representative of the prevention coalition's work. She says three times the number of people are now seeking help, and without a network of mental health services, the numbers would be much higher.
"Gun shot wound to the head," Groves says is the most common meth method used to take one's life. Groves says it's a violent one.
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