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Hundreds Rally for Suicide Awareness in New Bedford

Suicide is often a quiet matter, kept private by the immediate family, and sometimes perceived as an embarrasment. But New Bedford is looking to change those views as more than 200 people took to the streets Saturday morning, spreading the message of "we need to talk"

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iamJoliePhotography, Flickr

Suicide Awareness Walk In New Bedford Saturday

A number of area residents will be walking nearly the entire length of New Bedford this weekend, in an effort to raise awareness of a very serious issue.

Members of the Greater New Bedford Suicide Prevention Coalition will walk from the North End of the city to Fort Taber on Saturday, the first public event held by the coalition

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TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier
TSM - Rep. Cabral and Brian Fernandes on "Mid-Day Live" with Taylor Cormier

Father of Suicide Victim Lobbies for Awareness, Prevention

Only 19 states make it mandatory for teachers to learn the warning signs of suicidal students, and Massachusetts isn't one of them.

Brian Fernandes, whose son took his own life in 2008, is looking to push legislation that would give teachers the tools to spot the warning signs as part of their professional development

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Cleveland Kidnapper Ariel Castro Found Dead in Jail Cell

Convicted Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro was found dead late Tuesday, Sept. 3, in his prison cell in Ohio. The New York Post is reporting that the 52-year-old hung himself.

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Money Dispute Apparently Caused Swansea Murder-Suicide

Investigators believe a dispute over money lead to a murder-suicide in Swansea Sunday evening.

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Possible Suicide on John Henry’s Yacht in Boston

Breaking News: Something went terribly wrong on the Sox owner's private yacht. 

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Child Suicides Can Be Prevented

A 12-year-old New Bedford girl took her own life last week, one of at least three reported child suicides in the City over the past several years.

Tom Butero, Site Director of the New Bedford Child and Family Services office says the rise in child suicide rates is something of a nationwide trend

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Body Found At New Bedford’s Gomes School

The body of an 18 year old woman was found at Gomes Elementary School in New Bedford.

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Kansas City Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher Commits Suicide After Fatally Shooting Girlfriend [UPDATE]

As reported earlier, a member of the Kansas City Chiefs committed suicide Saturday morning. While no motive has been released, the player's name and more details in the tragedy have emerged. Linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend before driving to the Chiefs' practice facility at Arrowhead Stadium and shooting himself in front of Coach Romeo Crennel and manager Scott Pioli

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Should Amanda Todd’s Bullies Be Held Accountable For Her Suicide?

Tragedy struck last week, as a bullied teen took her life. Amanda Todd had been suffering from a number of illnesses, and dealt with bullies for two years. Should those bullies be held accountable?

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