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“$2M Adds up to New Zero Suicide Program”

R.I. suicides Rhode Island recorded 132 deaths by suicide in 2013, the highest ever. Since then, the rate has trended moderately downward. Grant to aid training, counseling in schools PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island has received a $9-million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to pay for mental and behavioral health services…

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“Seeds of Hope: Federal Grant to Fund Suicide Prevention In Washington County”

RICHMOND — Cindy Duncan challenged those gathered Monday at her family’s Harvest Acres Farm to “plant seeds of hope” to help eradicate suicides in Washington County. Duncan, who serves as co-chair of the South County Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds Zero Suicide Advisory Board, spoke to an audience of health care and social service providers, and…

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“Healing by Doing”

The Duncan Family started The Rainbow Fund in memory of their daughter, Cassandra Grace Duncan, after she committed suicide in December of 2005. Here’s a way to help The Rainbow Fund achieve their goals of raising money. John and Cindy Duncan have taken this opportunity to educate the public on mental illness and supporting those…

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“We’re Going to Try & Do This Ourselves…”

RICHMOND, R.I. — Cindy and John Duncan celebrated Christmas 2005 with their four children in traditional fashion: gifts opened by the tree, services at church, festive food on the table. It was a fitting end to another year at their home on Harvest Acres Farm. As Christmas ended, thoughts turned to the next day, when…

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