Fighting to prevent suicides in the Sauk Valley
STERLING — About 4 months ago, three people died of suicide within 6 weeks in Carroll County. The youngest was 18, the oldest, 21. By June, there already had been more suicides in Lee County than in all of 2012. Suicide claims more lives in America than homicide and HIV combined, and kills more people than car crashes — 38,364 compared to 33,687, according to the Centers for Disease Control.