Catholic Health World: Suicide rates rising dramatically; ministry strives to be part of solution

That was a question posed in a blog post late last year by Dr. Rod Hochman and Tyler Norris. Hochman is president and chief executive of Providence St. Joseph Health and Norris is chief executive of the nonprofit Well Being Trust. The two men were referring to the number of people in the U.S. who had died in 2017 of what mental health experts call diseases of despair. Nearly 50,000 of those deaths were suicides.
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