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When Death is Intentional Part 3: Rates Skyrocket Among U.S. Soldiers; Veteran Suicides Double the Average

Editor’s Note: This is the third in a four-part series that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Click on links to read part one and part two. American soldiers are killing themselves in record numbers. Janet… Continue Reading

When Death is Intentional Part 2: Who to Call When Help is Needed

Editor’s Note: This is the second in a four-part series that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Read part one here. Who do people call if they are contemplating suicide in Shasta County? The first answer… Continue Reading

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Suicide Series Part 1: Trinity County Tops the State in Suicides; Shasta County Doubles State Suicide Average

Editor’s Note: This is the first in a four-part series by reporter Bill Siemer that examines suicide statistics and what people are doing to help. Shasta County residents commit suicide at twice the statewide average. Trinity County ranks the highest of… Continue Reading

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Berlinghoff Dead in Apparent Jailhouse Hanging

On Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 12:12 am a correctional officer with the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office was conducting the hourly checks of inmates at the Shasta County Jail. The correctional officer found Charles David Berlinghoff, 45 years old, had… Continue Reading

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A News Café’s Online Book Club Recognizes Suicide Prevention Month

We so enjoyed our last book club experience that we decided to try it again. Because aNewsCafe.com readers are a smart bunch who can handle heavy topics, we’ve chosen another difficult, weighty topic that couldn’t be discussed without slams and… Continue Reading

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Man Severely Injured After Jumping From Mental Health Roof

On Thursday August 11th, at 11:18 p.m. Shasta County Mental Health workers at 2640 Breslauer Lane reported two clients at the facility became involved in a verbal dispute. Both were there on a voluntary basis. One of the men became… Continue Reading