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Las Vegas: The Suicide Capital of America
Las Vegas: The Suicide Capital of America

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AIR DATE: May 23, 2011

Las Vegas is the suicide capital of America.  We have the highest metropolitan suicide rate - 50 percent greater than residents elsewhere.  Why do so many people kill themselves here?  Is it our high unemployment and foreclosure rates?  Do we have enough suicide prevention resources?  We talk to sociologist (and former Las Vegas resident) Matt Wray about why the suicide rate is so high, and what factors push a person to suicide.
 
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Matt Wray, Asst Sociology Prof, Temple U; author of "Leaving Las Vegas: Exposure to Las Vegas and Risk of Suicide"

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