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Gun store owners, doctors, and Family Members are key allies in preventing suicide by gun.

Gun store owners, doctors, and Family Members are key allies in preventing suicide by gun.

We generally thing of suicide as being an individual struggle. However, looking over this article from The Trace, 10 Essential Facts About Guns and Suicide, what stood out to me was the unexpected people who could help prevent suicide by gun, including gun store owners, doctors, and family members

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders can help prevent suicide by gun.

Extreme Risk Protection Orders can help prevent suicide by gun.

Guns are not the only way that people end their lives or self harm, but they are the most lethal. Compared to other methods, firearms have a fatality rate of about 85%, while other methods result in death less than 5% of the time (Everytown for Gun Safety). By limiting access to firearms, we can keep guns out of the hands of people at high risk for suicide. Extreme Risk Protection Orders are one emerging way of doing that.

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