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Sep 10, 2020
By Seth Kovar
KRIS 6 News
https://www.kristv.com/news/local-news/uptick-in-suicides-during-pandemic-prompts-awareness-efforts

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Thursday marked World Suicide Prevention Day, and for one local leader, the issue hits particularly close to home.

“Back in 2015, our son Colten committed suicide on December 13 — just two weeks before Christmas,” said Corpus Christi Fire Marshal Randy Paige.

Paige wasn’t surprised to hear of a slight uptick in the number of emergency calls that have been made in Nueces County during the COVID-19 pandemic that involve suicidal thoughts and actions.

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