By Capital Public Radio
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A rural pocket of Northern California is seeing some of the highest rates of suicide in the state. We’re exploring the mental health crisis in Amador County, and what’s being done to solve it.
||CleanE4: One County's Fight To Save Lives||Amador County residents and social service providers say there’s a serious lack of services and awareness around mental illness in the community. They’re planning to use a special cache of leftover state funding to solve the problem.||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE3: When Loneliness Becomes Life-Threatening||Chronic loneliness is a health issue that presents a threat of early death equal to obesity. One-third of all people who took their lives in Amador County between 2010 and 2017 were over age 60.||9/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE2: Dying To Get Out||Many young people say they don’t have a healthy way to express feelings of being trapped and misunderstood. And teens who live in remote places are more likely to seek a fatal escape.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE1: The 'S' Word||In this first part of our Rural Suicide project, CapRadio Health Care Reporter Sammy Caiola meets a mother who grapples with suicidal impulses and explores several key factors that are contributing to the crisis.||9/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComing Soon: Let's Talk About Suicide||In rural pockets of California suicide rates are nearly three times the state average. CapRadio health reporter Sammy Caiola has been visiting one small county for the past six months to find out why people are killing themselves, and how to stop it.||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|